A loan of $825 helped to buy building materials.


Franci's story

Franci is a 24-year-old young woman. She lives with her partner and small son in a community called Osa, located in Cañal Blancal, in Puntarenas province.

This community stands out for being a rural area that is much visited because of its beautiful beaches and the great variety of wildlife. The main activities are tourism and farming.

Franci works as a domestic, and with her income supports her partner with their numerous household expenses. Currently they rent a house, because they have not been able to finish building their house. For that, she needs a loan of 400,000 colones, with which she would be able to finish building, and that way save the rent money, which they would use for something else.

She is a member of Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Caña Blancal, one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. She also emphasizes that thanks to these types of organizations and the way they faciliate loans, she can achieve her greater goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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