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Alexandra is 24 years old, single, and lives with her son and her parents; they are her highest priority. She will use the money from this loan to buy some land and grass seed and also pay for farm labor. She wants to take advantage of the good weather and soil and also put her years of experience at land management into practice. She also wants to buy quality animals. With the sale of the calves she expects to have, she will be able to provide for the wellbeing and education of her son and also meet with some family goals. This will be her first loan through FUDECOSUR. She has not had previous loans with state banks, but FUDECOSUR provided a loan with simpler conditions and at a lower interest rate.
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Alexandra, tiene la edad de 24 años, está soltera, vive con su hijo y padres los cuales son su mayor prioridad. Con su crédito pretende hacer la compra de unos terneros y la compra de semilla de pasto, además pagar mano de obra para la siembra. Lo que pretende es aprovechar las buenas condiciones de clima y suelo que cuenta para este cultivo, y también poner en práctica la experiencia de varios años en el manejo de terneros. Además de poder comprar animales de buena calidad. Con el ingreso de la venta de los terneros que espera obtener y utilizarla en el bienestar y estudio de su hijo y cumplir con algunas metas familiares y seguir invirtiendo más en la actividad. Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. Él 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
  • 18
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,025 helped Alexandra to prepare her land and buy animals.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: