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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
  • 56
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,000 helped this borrower to buy cases of olive oil.
Repayment Term
2 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 17, 2010
Sep 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2010