With his loan he plans to buy fertilizer and fungicide, and pay labor to prepare the land. He also plans to buy some seedling plants to grow at the beginning of the rainy season to increase his planting area and make the most of good soil fertility, the climate, and other conditions that favor coffee growing.
With these improvements to the crop he hopes to earn some profit and improve his family's living conditions. He also hopes to invest a little more in the crop and achieve some goals.
This is his first loan from FUDECOSUR. He had not previously had other loans from state banks, but FUDECOSUR offered him a loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.
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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.
About FUDECOSUR: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 fudecosur.org.
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