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Rodolfo is 47 years old, married, and has two children who are his main priority in life. He would like to buy manure and inputs for the coffee farm that he owns. Rodolfo has been working on his farm for a number of years. He would like to grow his business and would also like his farm to be very productive.

This is the first loan that Rodolfo has received from FUDECOSUR. He hasn't received any loans from state banks or cooperatives in the past but FUDECOSUR have offered him this loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate. Rodolfo would like to provide his children with the education they need so that, in the future, they are educated and able to face life more easily than their father.
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Rodolfo, tiene la edad de 47 años, es casado, y tiene 2 hijos que son su mayor prioridad. El quiere comprar abono e insumos para asistir cafetal que es de su propiedad. Tiene varios años que se dedica a su finca y quiere crecer y también desea que su finca sea muy productiva. Es el primer préstamo que ha recibido de FUDECOSUR. No ha realizado otros préstamos en bancos estatales o Cooperativas, pero FUDECOSUR le brindó el préstamo con mayores facilidades y la tasa de interés es mucho más baja. El también tiene el deseo de brindarle a sus hijos la educación necesaria para que sean en el futuro personas preparadas y puedan enfrentar de manera más fácil la vida.

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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

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
  • 502.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $400 helped Rodolfo to buy manure and inputs for growing coffee.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: