A loan of $1,225 helped to build a house.

Hilario's story

Hilario is 45 years old and lives with his wife and their seven children in the community of San Rafael of Florencia of San Carlos in Alajuela province. This rural community presents a lot of potential for development through agricultural activities. The area has a warm climate, which allows the production of certain fruits that develop better thanks to this type of climate such as mango, melon and other inherent to the area, there are also activities such as cattle fattening.

The town of Florencia is characterized by its national parks and its extensive variety in flora and fauna. Hilario through his own effort and hard work has gradually built up his house, with great difficulty as six of his children are minors and his income is the only one they have.

He needs to build the roof, put the floor and finish a room, for this he must purchase materials such as concrete, sand, stone among others. He is requesting a loan of six hundred thousand colones (¢600.000), an amount that he considers is enough to reach his goal, he mentions that he is very happy of having his own house. He is a member of the Communal Bank SCSAR S.A. This would be his first loan and for this reason he is very thankful for this opportunity and because he will be able to finish his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo

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