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Leandro is married and lives with his wife and child, who are his highest priority. He intends to use this loan to buy pigs that he will eventually fatten for producing meat. Leandro has already developed experience so that he can manage this project well. He has the facilities for this type of venture, so he wants to put them to good use. His goal is to have pigs to sell at a good price so that he can generate as much income as possible to improve his family’s well-being and to provide them with financial stability.

This is the first loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. Leandro has not received any prior loans from the state banks. FUDECOSUR is providing this loan with better terms and a lower interest rate.

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Leandro, está casado y vive con su hijo y su esposo que es son su mayor prioridad. El con el crédito pretende comprar cerdos para su posterior engorde y producción de carne. El cuenta ya con la experiencia desarrollada para el buen manejo de su proyecto. El cuenta con las instalaciones ya y lo que quiere es ponerlas a funcionar y sacarle provecho a sus locales. El tienen como meta tener los cerdos para tiempo de venta y poder venderlos a un muy buen precio para generar el máximo de las ganancias para mejorar su bienestar familiar y su estabilidad económica. 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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,820,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Leandro to buy pigs for fattening.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2011
Jan 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014