A loan of $1,225 helped to buy materials to repair his house.

Manuel's story

Manuel is a 60 year old man. He lives alone in the Osa community in Caña Blancal, which is in the Puntarenas province. This community is noted for being a rural area that is visited a lot for its beautiful beaches, its diverse wildlife, and other natural attractions. Its primary business activities are tourism and farming.

Manuel works providing maintenance to various gardens in the area. His house is in a bad state, and because we are in the rainy season, he urgently needs to repair the roof of his house. He also needs to repair some walls because the water leaks and causes big problems.

Manuel needs a loan for 600,000 colones to buy wood, zinc, and other materials for the repair work.

He is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Caña Blancal, one of the 150 member organization of EDESA in Costa Rica. With the loan he hopes to resolve this problem and live better.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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