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Miguel is 47 years old, married and lives with his wife and children, who are his top priority. With this loan he intends to buy wood and other materials to repair his home. Miguel plans to do a high-quality improvement to his home that will improve his wife and children’s quality of life.

This is the first loan Miguel has received through FUDECOSUR. He has not had any loans with state banks, but FUDECOSUR has provided him the loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Miguel, tiene la edad de 47 años, está casado, vive con sus hijos y esposa, los cuales son su mayor prioridad. El con su crédito pretende hacer la compra de madera y materiales para hacerle una reparación a la vivienda, y de esta manera poderle ofrecer una mejor calidad de vida a su familia. Con esta compra pretende hacer una mejora de buena calidad a su casa y que sus hijos y esposa mejoré su 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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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
  • 54
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Miguel to buy wood and other materials to repair his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2015