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Manuel Angel
Manuel Ángel, age 53, is in a common-law marriage and lives with his life partner.

He intends to use the loan to buy supplies for growing tomatoes. He has a piece of land that is suitable for growing tomatoes. He intends to invest in supplies like fertilizers and fungicides in order to get a better harvest. He wants to establish a tomato field that produces well in order to sell a quality product at the local market.

He wants to generate more income for the well-being of his life partner. He also wants to grow with his tomato plan.

This is the first loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. He has not had previous loan with state banks. FUDECOSUR has provided the loan with the best terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Manuel Ángel, tiene la edad 53 de años, está en unión libre y vive con su conyugue. El pretende con el crédito realizar la compra de insumos para su plantación de tomate. El cuenta con un terreno apto para la siembra de tomate y pretende invertir en insumos como abonos y fungicidas para obtener una mejor cosecha. El quiere implantar un tomatal que de buena producción para vender un producto de calidad en el mercado local. El quiere generar la mayor cantidad de ganancias para su bienestar y la de su conyugue y crecer con el proyecto del tomate. Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. El 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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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
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Manuel Angel to grow tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013