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Marbelle C. V. is 28 years old. She is married and has a 10 year old son, who is her highest priority. She requests the loan to support her farm, for growing coffee in particular. Her plan is to buy manure and fertilizer. She wants to give her coffee crops the required maintenance to achieve a better quality and the highest income possible at harvest time. This is the first time she requests a loan through FUDECOSUR and is very happy with the support received. Marbelle has been working in agriculture for years. In future she hopes to be able to provide her family with a better quality of life and greater economic stability, and to continue to grow both as a person and as a producer.
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Marbelle C. V., tiene la edad de 28 años, está casado, y tiene un hijo de 10 años de edad, que es su mayor prioridad. El crédito lo quiere para asistir su finca, específicamente para el cultivo de café, la idea es comprar el abono y el fertilizante. Desea darle el adecuado mantenimiento al cultivo de café para lograr una mejor calidad y para obtener el mayor ingreso posible cuando sea tiempo de cosecha. Es la primera vez que realiza un crédito con FUDECOSUR y está muy contento con las facilidades que se le brindaron. Doña Marbelle también trabaja desde hace varios años en la agricultura. 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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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
  • 1
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,804,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 513.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Marbelle support for coffee growing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014