A loan of $1,725 helped to purchase a motorcycle.


Henry's story

Henry is a young man who lives with his family in the community fo Santa Teresita, in Turrialba region located in the province of Cartago. The city of Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823. It is known for its mountainous terrain formed by two mountain ranges: the Central, and the Talamanca. Its weather is cold the majority of the year because of the two nearby volcanoes, Irazú and Turrialba. Henry works several miles from his home and needs a form of transportation to travel to work. He was given the opportunity to purchase a motorcycle, which he would also use on the weekends to offer his services to different restaurants for fast food delivery. He believes that with the help that the community bank offers, little by little he and his family will improve their quality of life. To achieve his goal, Henry requests a loan of eight hundred fifty thousand colones (¢850.000.00). So, he will purchase the motorcycle and at the same time increase his profits with the extra work he will do on the weekends. Henry is a member of the El Sauce de Santa Teresita Turrialba community bank, one of the 150 EDESA member organizations in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bloss



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