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Reina María S. Agüero is 32 years old and single, with no children. She lives with her parents and siblings. She is requesting this loan to repair a sugar cane mill. She plans to buy materials to rebuild the mill shed. Once done she hopes to own a structure where to carry out the tasks required to extract the raw sugar. She already owns a sugar cane crusher to extract the raw sugar. This is the first time she requests a loan through FUDECOSUR and is very happy with the support received. Reina has been in this line of business for a few years. In future she hopes to provide her family with a better quality of life and greater economic stability, and to continue to grow both as a person and as a producer.
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Reina María S. Agüero, tiene la edad de 32 años, está soltera, no tiene hijos y vive con sus padres y hermanos. El crédito lo quiere para la reparación de un Trapiche. La idea es comprar materiales para la reconstrucción del galerón para el trapiche. Con esto se espera poder contar con una estructura donde puedan realizar los trabajos de sacar el dulce. Cuenta con un trapiche donde realizan el proceso de sacar el dulce. Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contento con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Doña Reina tiene algunos años dedicada a este negocio. 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
  • 51
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  • $4,677,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 513.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Reina repair sugar cane mill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013