A loan of $2,025 helped to repair his house.

Alvaro Gerardo's story

Alvaro, age 48, lives with his family in a rural community called San Gabriel in Yolillal, Upala canton, in the Alajuela province in Costa Rica. It is a relatively large rural community with semi-mountainous topography located in Costa Rica, Central America. Its main business activities are growing basic grains, and, on a minor scale, livestock.

For some months now Alvara has needed to get the resources to repair his house. In Costa Rica the rainy season has started, and he needs to change the roofs, repair the kitchen, and lay sidewalks. In order to do so he needs to buy materials and pay for labor.

In his particular case, managing to improve his house depends upon this project. Alvaro believes that thanks to this loan he and his family will improve their living conditions. Alvaro currently needs a small loan for 1,000,000 colones.

He is part of the San Gabriel communal bank, one of EDESA’s 150 associated organizations in Costa Rica.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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