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Lidia is 52 years old, married and currently lives with her husband and daughter. She intends to use the loan to buy a machine to clean her coffee fields, pay for some fumigation and for labor costs.

She plans to buy this machine that will weed her coffee in a more agile and quicker manner, thereby maintaining it in excellent condition, so that she can generate more profits and obtain a better quality of life and economic stability. This is her first loan from FUDECOSUR. She has not had other loans before from state banks. Instead FUDECOSUR easily provided her with this loan and at a much lower interest rate.
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Lidia, tiene la edad de 52 años, está casada, vive con su esposo e hija actualmente. Ella con el crédito pretende comprar una maquina de limpiar café y algunas fumigaciones y ayudarse con la mano de obra. Ella tiene pensado comprar esta máquina para limpiar el monte del café para que se mantenga en excelentes condiciones y hacerlo de una forma más ágil y rápida y poder generar más ganancias y obtener una mejor calidad de vida y una estabilidad económica. 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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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
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Lidia to purchase a machine to clean her coffee fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 1, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2015