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Deylin, 41, is married and lives together with her husband and children. With this loan, she wants to buy laying hens and feed for their maintenance, so that they grow strong and can lay good quality eggs. With this money, she expects to invest even more in the project. With the eventual income she makes, she will invest in improvements for the pen where she keeps her hens and in some personal projects; she wants to study and improve her quality of life.

This is the first loan she receives from FUDECOSUR. She had not had previous loans with governmental banks, but FUDECOSUR provided a loan with better terms and with a much lower interest rate.
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Deylin, tiene la edad de 41 años, está casada, vive con sus hijos y esposo. Con su crédito pretende hacer la compra de gallinas ponedoras y de alimento para el desarrollo de las mismas y de esta manera tengan una buena fortaleza y puedan producir huevos de buena calidad. Con este dinero espera invertir más en el proyecto. Con los posibles ingresos que pueda obtener los invertirá en mejoras en el local de las gallinas y cumplir algunas metas personales como mejoramiento de la educación y una mejor calidad de vida. 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

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 54
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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 $1,025 helped Deylin to buy laying hens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014