A loan of $900 helped to expand his milking stable.

Carlos's story

Carlos, 51, lives with his family in the community of Santa Teresita, in the Turrialba Canton located in the province of Cartago. The city of Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823. It is known for its mountains formed by two ranges: the Central Range and the Talamanca Range. Its climate is cold most of the year because of the two volcanoes it has called Irazú and Turrialba.

For three years Carlos has been involved in livestock farming, mainly milk production. He is able to sell his products to several nearby communities and on weekends at the markets where his customers show how very satisfied they are with the quality of his products. He feels that with the help of the communal bank, he and his family can improve their lifestyle little by little.

Carlos currently wants a loan of 440,000 CRC to buy construction material to repair and expand his livestock stable.

Carlos is a member of the communal bank "El Sauce de Santa Teresita Turrialba", one of the 150 social organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This is his first loan and he says he hopes to be able to continue growing as a small business owner and persevere in his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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