A loan of $1,025 helped to buy farm supplies.

Próspero's story

Próspero, 68, is from a rural community in Costa Rica called San Cristóbal located 45 kilometers south of San José. San Cristóbal is a slightly mountainous region where activities like commerce, vegetable farming, coffee growing, crafts and animal husbandry, among others take place.

Próspero has worked in agriculture for many years, specifically growing and harvesting coffee one of the zone’s most widespread activities. He’s a very hardworking, enterprising man. He lives with his wife and two children who are of great help to him in his daily chores.

He’s currently requesting a five-hundred-thousand (¢500.000) colon loan to buy farm supplies like insecticide, herbicide, manure and others. With this loan he’ll be able to care for his coffee plants and will obtain good quality coffee which will lead to economic profits and improved quality of life. Próspero is a member of the “San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN) communal bank one of Edesa’s 150 member organizations in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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