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Marconey is 55 years old, married and has 3 children who are his main priority. He wants to plant beans corn and some tubers. He has many years experience working on his farm, Marconey wants his farm to expand and to be productive. He has a stall in the Farmer's Market where he sells his product directly to the public at a reasonable price.

This is the first loan Marconey has received from FUDECOSUR. He has had other loans with a cooperative but FUDECOSUR is offering him better terms and a lower interest rate. He wants to be able to give his children the education necessary so that in the future they are well prepared and ready to face life in the best manner possible.
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Marconey tiene la edad de 55 años, es casado, y tiene 3 hijos que son su mayor prioridad. El quiere sembrar frijoles y maíz y un poco de tubérculos. Tiene muchos años que se dedica a su finca y quiere crecer y también desea que su finca sea muy productiva. Tiene un puesto en la feria del agricultor, donde vende sus productos directamente al consumidor por lo que los precios son mas bajos. Es el primer préstamo que ha recibido de FUDECOSUR. Ha realizado otros préstamos en una Cooperativa, pero FUDECOSUR le brindó el préstamo con mayores facilidades y la tasa de interés es mucho más baja. El también tiene el deseo de brindarle a sus hijos la educación necesaria para que sean en el futuro personas preparadas y puedan enfrentar de manera más fácil la vida.

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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


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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,501,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marconey to plant basic seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015