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Juan Antonio
Juan Antonio Pérez Madrigal is 42 years old and lives with his common-law partner. He has 2 children that are his main priority. He wants to buy feed for the animals that he raises. He would like to keep them a bit longer while cattle prices increase a little more because currently, livestock prices are very low. He has always done this for a living and it has gone well for him. He is also thinking of his children's future and wants to generate a bit more income to provide a better quality of life for his family.

This is his first loan with FUDECOSUR. He hasn't had any previous loans with state banks, but FUDECOSUR has provided him with a loan with easy terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Juan Antonio Pérez Madrigal, tiene la edad de 42 años, está en unión Libre y tiene 2 hijos que es su mayor prioridad. El quiere comprar los alimentos para el mantenimiento de unos animales de cría y mantenerlos un tiempo más, mientras el precio de la venta del ganado suba un poco más. El siempre se ha dedicado a esta actividad y le ido muy bien, por lo cual él quiere aguantar la venta de sus animales pues actualmente el precio del ganado esta muy mal pagado. También él piensa en el futuro de sus hijos y pretende generar un poquito más de ingresos para una mejor calidad de vida Familiar.
Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. El no había tenido antes otros préstamos en bancos estatales, pero FUDECOSUR le ha brindado el préstamo con mayores facilidades y la tasa de intereses mucho más baja.

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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
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Juan Antonio to purchase feed for his livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013