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Yeimy, 21 years of age, is in a common-law marriage. She lives with her husband and son, who are her highest priority. With this loan she intends to carry out repairs to one part of her house, to prevent rainwater from entering and getting her belongings wet, damaging them to the point that they have to be replaced. What she intends is to take advantage of the good-quality offers on the market in this end-of-year season. With the improvements she plans, she wants to avoid more losses of belongings, and thus have a little saving for the increased well-being of her family. Thus they will spend December with greater peace of mind and begin 2013 with better living conditions and a more positive outlook. This is the first loan she has received from FUDECOSUR. She has not had other loans in the past from state banks, but FUDECOSUR provided the loan for her with better terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Yeimy, tiene la edad de 21 años, está en unión libre, vive con su hijo y esposo, los cuales son su mayor prioridad. Con su crédito pretende hacer la reparación en una parte de la casa para evitar que el agua de lluvia se meta a la vivienda y moje las pertenencias y las deteriore al punto de tener que remplazarlas. Lo que pretende es aprovechar las ofertas que brinda el comercio en estas tiempos de fin de año y que son de buena calidad. Con las mejoras que pretende hacer quiere evitar la más pérdida de pertenencias y así tener un poco de ahorro para el mejor bienestar de su familia y pasar este Diciembre con más tranquilidad y comenzar el 2013 con mejores condiciones de vida y positivismo. Es el primer préstamo que recibido de FUDECOSUR. 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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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

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About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,715,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jeimy to carry out repairs to her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013