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Dalay, is 71 years old. She is a widow and lives alone. She will use this loan to buy spare parts to repair her truck. She relies on her truck as a means of transport and for her work. Carrying out these improvements to her truck will make her work easier and allow her to complete her jobs on time.

She is doing this so that she can use her earnings to improve her well-being and to keep her truck in good condition so that she can make make progress with her life's projects.

This is the first loan she has received from Kiva Field Partner, FUDECOSUR. She has not had any loans from state banks before, but FUDECOSUR has offered her a loan with better facilities and a much lower interest rate.
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Dalay, tiene la edad 71 de años, está viuda, vive sola actualmente. Ella con le crédito va comprar los repuestos para la reparación del camión. Ella cuenta con el camión el cual el facilita su trasporte y su trabajo. Con esta mejora de su camión le facilitara su trabajo y así realizar sus trabajos a tiempo. Ella con esta mejora lo que pretende es tener la mayoría de ganancias para su bienestar y así mantener su camión en buen estado para seguir adelante con sus proyectos de vida. Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. Ella 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
  • 13
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Dalay to repair her truck.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014