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Estrella M. Portugeuz is 49 years old, married, and has a son who is her highest priority. She lives with her husband and son. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy a plot of land so that she can build a house. Both she and her husband desire their own land for their house. This plot will provide good conditions on which to live and build.

This is her first loan with FUDECOSUR and she is very happy with the services that have been provided. Doña Estrella hopes to establish a peaceful life on her own land, have a better quality of life, and continue growing as a person.

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Estrella M. P., tiene la edad de 49 años, está casada, tiene 1 hijo que son su mayor prioridad. Vive con el esposo y su hijo. El crédito lo quiere para comprar un lote en el cual desean construir la casa, ellos anhelan tener el lote propio con su casa. El lote cuenta con buenas condiciones para vivir y construir. Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contenta con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Doña Estrella espera poder desarrollar una vida tranquila en su lote propio y tener una mejor calidad de vida y seguir creciendo como persona.

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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

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
  • 511.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Estrella buy a plot of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013