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Hellen Tatiana
Hellen Tatiana is 30 years old, married, and lives with her 2 children and present husband. With this loan she intends to buy the inputs needed to supply her grove of coffee trees. She plans to buy everything she needs for her trees and to maintain them in favorable condition.

Hellen has had appropriate terrain for cultivating and planting coffee trees for many years now. She wants to offer her children a better quality of life and, also, to make it easier for her husband to provide for the responsibilities of the home. Working together, Hellen and her husband Edgardo want to generate the largest possible earnings for their well-being and to continue ahead with her project.

This is Hellen's first loan through FUDECOSUR. Hellen and Edgardo have not had previous loans from state banks but FUDECOSUR has offered her this loan with all facilities and with a much lower interest rate.
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Hellen Tatiana, tiene la edad 30 de años, está casada y vive con sus 2 hijos y esposo actualmente. Ella pretende con el crédito realizar la compra de los insumos necesarios para la asistencia de su cafetal. Ella comprara todo lo necesario para surtir su cafetal y tenerlo en condiciones favorables. Ella cuenta con el terreno apto para la explotación y sembrado ya desde varios años atrás. Ella quiere darles a sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida y así poder ayudarle a su esposo a tener mayor facilidad con las responsabilidades de su hogar. Trabajando juntos, Hellen y su esposo Edgardo quieren generar la mayor cantidad de ganancias para su bienestar y seguir adelante con su proyecto. Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. Helen y Edgardo no habían tenido antes otros préstamos en bancos estatales, pero FUDECOSUR le ha brindado el préstamo a Helen 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
  • 503.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Hellen Tatiana buy inputs for the maintenance and improvement of her coffee trees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012