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Mayela V. Z., 49, is a widow and lives with her three daughters. She will use the funds to buy a computer.

She wants to buy the computer so that her daughters that are in school will have a tool that is so important nowadays for school so that they can do their assignments.

Mayela is a farmer, specifically coffee.

This is her first loan request from FUDECOSUR and she is very happy with the terms offered.

She hopes in future to provide a better quality of life and improved financial stability for her family as well as to continue to grow both as a person and as a farmer.
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Mayela V. Z., tiene la edad de 49 años, está viuda, y vive con sus tres hijas. El crédito lo quiere para la compra de una computadora. Desea comprar la computadora para que sus hijas que estudian cuenten con una herramienta tan importante hoy día para el estudio, con el fin de que puedan realizar sus trabajos. Doña Mayela se dedica a la agricultura, específicamente al cultivo de café. Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contenta con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Ella 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 productora.

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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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mayela to buy a computer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 13, 2010
Aug 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011