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Cristian P. S. is 23 years old, married, and a one year old son who is his highest priority. This loan will be used to buy supplies for planting and growing “tiquisque” (a tuber crop similar to taro root). He wants to adequately maintain his crops so that he can generate better revenues when it comes time to harvest and sell his output. Cristian also attends to his crops as a means of self-development so that he can continue to improve production.

This is his first loan with FUDECOSUR and he is very happy with the services that have been provided. Don Cristian has many years of experience in agriculture. He is sure that he will do very well in this new project. Cristian hopes in the future to provide his family a better quality of life and greater financial stability. In addition, he wants to continue growing as a person and as producer.
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Cristian P. S., tiene la edad de 23 años, está casado, tiene 1 hijo de un años, que es su mayor prioridad. El crédito lo quiere para la siembra y la compra de insumos para el desarrollo del cultivo de tiquisque. La idea es darle el adecuado mantenimiento al cultivo de tiquisque, para que cuando estén listos para cosechar los puedan vender y obtener mayores ganancias. El desea poder asistir el cultivo para lograr un mejor desarrollo del mismo, y así lograr una mejor producción.Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contento con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Don Cristian tiene muchos años de experiencia en la agricultura.El está seguro de que le va a ir muy bien en el nuevo proyecto.El espera en un futuro brindarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y una mayor estabilidad económica, y de poder seguir creciendo como persona y como productor.

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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
  • 0
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Cristian purchase farming supplies for growing “tiquisque”.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2010
May 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014