He has been growing basic grains for several years. He currently needs to care for his crops, which are two hectares of corn and two of beans. As a goal, he is planning on generating the maximum harvest from his land. This way he will have more income when he sells it. This will help with stability and improved well-being.
This is the first loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. He has not previously had other loans with state banks. FUDECOSUR gave the loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.
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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.
About FUDECOSUR: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 fudecosur.org.
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