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Roy, 29, is married living with his wife and son. He intends to use the loan to buy a calf to raise. He already has two and wants to strengthen the business. He’s thinking about buying the calf to feed adequately and then sell in the local market and thus make the business grow and obtain a better quality of life and economic stability. This is the first loan he’s gotten from Fudecosur. He’s had no previous loans with state banks and Fudecosur gave him the best loan terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Roy, tiene la edad de 29 años, está casado, vive con la esposa y un hijo. El con el crédito pretende comprar un novillo de engorde, el cuenta ya con dos en su poder y quiere reforzar el negocio. El tiene pensado comprar este novillo para darle la alimentación adecuada y poder venderlos en el mercado local y con ello crecer en el negocio y obtener una mejor calidad de vida y una estabilidad económica. 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

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,979,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD