Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Errol R. V. is 45 years old, is in a common-law relationship and has no children. He wants to buy merchandise that he can then sell in his small store. He has been in this business for many years and would like to expand. He also owns a farm, where he grows coffee. This is his first loan with FUDECOSUR and he has not had any loans with any other banks in the past. He wants to grow his business and farm, to do this he has to buy clothing for resale and fertilizers for the farm land to improve the crop harvest. This loan will allow him to provide a safer home for any children that he might have in the future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

FUDECOSUR works in one of the poorest regions of Costa Rica, where microfinance institutions (MFIs) are scarce or have a hard time keeping up with demand for small loans. By providing mostly agricultural loans, FUDECOSUR reaches rural borrowers that many MFIs consider to be too risky. However, this has also made it more difficult for the organization to find stable sources of capital to lend. Kiva's flexible, risk-tolerant capital plays a critical role in helping FUDECOSUR grow its portfolio and support even more borrowers.


The Foundation for the Development of Southern Communities (FUDECOSUR) is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing credit and training programs that help improve living conditions for micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Southern Costa Rica. You can learn more about this Field Partner at

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
    View loans »
    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Errol to buy supplies of store stock and fertilizer for coffee fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012