A loan of $725 helped a member business capital for 10 members.

Costa Rica Group's story

The San José D. Sucre community is located some 30 minutes from the district of Cangallo. In this community, most people grow fruits and alfalfa for a living, but the production of grains is small and most people own businesses.

Irma Agüero sells fruit in Huancapi and Cangallo. She also raises guinea pigs and sells grains. Irma likes to have her own vehicle in order to improve her fruit orchards. Irma learned how to save at her microfinance institute.

Olga Gutiérrez owns a mini market. She also provides meals for highway workers and teachers.
She wants to improve her business and save money for her children’s education with this loan.

Marcelina P. sells seven-seed chicha (a drink maD. from maize, wheat, barley, and garbanzo beans). She also runs a mini market. Marcelina dreams of moving forward along with her children. She states, “When my husband left me, I thought that I would never be able to get ahead, but ever since Finca Perú came along, I was given a chance to be reborn. They gave me business advice and now I am prosperous. The money that I get from Finca brings me a lot of luck.”
Marcelina would like to buy her own home because she is currently renting one.

In this group: Irma, Albertina, Marcelina, Demetria, Felipa, Hilda, Paulina, Aida, Serafina, Gliceria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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