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Lidia Agüero Agüero is 41 years old, married, and lives with her husband and two children who are her greatest priorities. She will use the money from this loan to buy supplies she needs for her crops and to pay for farm labor. She has good farmland, has spent several years on these crops, and she knows them well. She wants to generate an income so that she can give a better quality of life to her family and provide for her children’s education. This will be her first loan through FUDECOSUR. She has not had other loans with state banks, but FUDECOSUR has made it easy for her to get this loan with a low interest rate.
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Lidia Agüero Agüero, tiene la edad de 41 años, está casada y vive con sus 2 hijos y su esposo que son sus mayores prioridades. Ella pretende con el crédito comprar los insumos necesarios para la asistencia de la siembra y pagar la mano de obra de la siembra. Ella cuenta con el terreno, el cual reúne las condiciones adecuadas para su explotación en buenas condiciones, también a trabajado varios años en este cultivo por lo cual cuenta con mucho conocimiento sobre este, ella pretende generar ganancias e ingresos para así poderles dar una mejor calidad de vida a su familia y el estudio a sus hijos.
Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. Ella no había tenido antes otros préstamos en bancos estatales, pero FUDECOSUR le ha brindado el préstamo con mayores facilidades y la tasa de intereses mucho más baja.

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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
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Lidia to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2011
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012