A loan of $2,100 helped to purchase banana seeds and supplies to work the land.


Hingri's story

Hingri is 43 years old and lives with her three children (all students) in a community called Upala in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. The area is known for its national parks, its extensive variety of flora and fauna, and for having a very hot climate good for producing certain fruits like mangoes and melons, among others. Hingri makes a living growing green bananas, which she sells at local collection centers and to other buyers at the local market. With this work she has been able to make headway for her family. She needs to expand her production and is requesting a loan to purchase seeds and supplies to grow her product and prepare the land, as well as cover other expenses related to the planting. Hingri belongs to the Empresa de Crédito Femenina Cantonal de Upala S.A community bank, and with this loan she will gain ground financially, and she says that she is very grateful for the opportunity to have access to credit so she can take on the projects she has proposed.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein



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