A loan of $625 helped to buy a lawnmower.


Fernando's story

Fernando, 61, lives with his wife in the community of Santa Teresita in Turrialba Canton located in Cartago Province. The city of Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823 and it’s noted for its characteristic two mountain ranges: Central and Talamanca. Its climate is cold most of the year due to the two volcanos, Irazú and Turrialba, nearby. Fernando works as a gardener in his community and in neighboring communities. To do his work efficiently he needs to buy a lawnmower so that he can increase his clientele and carry out his work more quickly. He’s asking for a 300,000 colon loan (¢300.000) to buy this tool. Fernando is a member of the El Sauce de Santa Teresita de Turrialba communal bank, one of the 110 EDESA member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he hopes to reach his objective with it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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