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Yorleny S. E. is 34 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and two children, who are her main priority. She wants the loan to plant and help her farm, specifically in growing coffee. The idea is to buy more coffee bushes to plant, as well as to buy organic and chemical fertilizer. She wants to have good maintainance of the coffee plants in order to have better quality and obtain the best income possible at harvest time. This is the first time that she has had a loan with FUDECOSUR and she is very happy with the opportunities they have given her. Yorleny has also worked for several years in agriculture. In the future, she hopes to offer her family a better quality of life and greater financial stability and to be able to keep growing as a person and as a farmer.
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Yorleny S. E., tiene la edad de 34 años, está casado, y vive con su esposo y sus 2 hijos que son mayor prioridad. El crédito lo quiere para siembra y para asistir su finca, específicamente para el cultivo de café, la idea es comprar unas matas de café para sembrar, y además comprar el abono y el fertilizante. Desea darle el adecuado mantenimiento al cultivo de café para lograr una mejor calidad y para obtener el mayor ingreso posible cuando sea tiempo de cosecha. Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contenta con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Doña Yorleny también trabaja desde hace varios años en la agricultura. Ella espera en un futuro brindarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y una mayor estabilidad económica, y de poder seguir creciendo como persona y como productora.

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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
  • 43
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,436,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Yorleny planting and assistance with growing coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012