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Roger is in a common law marriage. He is 45 years old and he lives with his wife and son. With this loan, he plans to buy pigs to fatten and then sell. He has experience raising these animals and he has done very well with the sale of pigs. That's why he wants to buy more pigs, in order to earn better profits. He hopes to have them ready for sale quickly and take advantage of current good prices.

He hopes to improve his situation and increase profits for the wellbeing of his family. It is the second loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. He has never had any other loans from state banks, but FUDECOSUR has offered a loan with greater ease and a much lower interest rate.
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Roger está en unión libre, tiene la edad 45 años y vive con su esposa e hijo. El con el crédito pretende comprar cerdos para el engorde de ellos luego venderlos. El ya ha tenidos de estos animales y le ha ido muy bien con las venta por lo cual quiere comprar más para obtener mejores ganancias. El espera poder tenerlos listos rápido para la venta y aprovechar el buen precio actual. El espera superarse y aumentar ganancias para el bienestar de su familia. Es el segundo 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
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,501,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $500 helped Roger to buy pigs for fattening.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: