A loan of $1,625 helped to buy a motorcycle.

José Eduardo's story

José Eduardo, 23, lives with his family in the community of Santa Teresita in the Turrialba Canton 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.

He works several kilometers away from home and needs transportation to get there. He has had the opportunity to buy motorcycle that he could also use on weekends to offer fast food delivery services to different restaurants. He feels that with the help of the communal bank he and his family can improve their living conditions, little by little. To meet his goal, he is requesting a loan in the mount of 800,000 CRC so he can buy the motorcycle and increase his income by working overtime on weekends.

José Eduardo 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 get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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