She has a goal of increasing her harvest next year, improving her plantation, and having a better return on her investment. This will allow her to improve her quality of life and economic future to improve her family’s well-being. This will be her first loan through FUDECOSUR. She has not had any loans from state banks before, but FUDECOSUR has given her a loan and the interest rate is much lower.
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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.
About FUDECOSUR: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 fudecosur.org.
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