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Allan is 24 years old and single, and lives with his grandmother for work-related reasons. With the support from this loan, he plans to purchase kitchen utensils, such as a rice cooker, saucepan, and other items that they need in their home. His goal is to help his grandmother acquire these items to improve their wellbeing and to make her efforts in the kitchen much easier. He is also considering his own wellbeing in this situation, since he lives with his grandmother and helps her out around the house as he is able. His work schedule is very demanding, however, leaving him very little time to cook for them and help with household chores.

He hopes to pay back the loan very quickly and, with each payment, improve their quality of lie. This is his first loan with FUDECOSUR, and he has not had loans before with state-run banks either. He decided on FUDECOSUR for this loan because of their lower interest rates and better client support.
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Allan, tiene la edad de 24 años, está soltero, vive con su abuela por motivos de trabajo. El con el crédito va comprar unos utensilios de cocina como olla arrocera, sartén y otras cosa que se necesitan en el hogar. El tiene como meta ayudarle a su abuela con la compra de estas cosas para mejorar su bienestar familiar y facilitar las acciones domesticas de su abuela. El también piensa en su bienestar pues vive actualmente con ella y ella le realiza todo para que el trabaje con mayor facilidad pues con el horario de trabajo no le da tiempo de cocinar nada para él o realizar sus quehaceres. El con él trabaja piensa pagar el crédito rápido para salir con los pagos al día y tener cada día un mejor bienestar. 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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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

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About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Allan to purchase kitchen and domestic utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
37 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015