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Esterlito, 48, is an enterprising man. He's married and currently lives with his wife and two children.

He requested a loan to buy supplies such as soil amendments and fumigants. He wants to take care of his bean crops to keep them in good condition while they grow so he'll get a good harvest.

Esterlito's only limitation is the lack of money to continue growing. They count on this job to get ahead, which is why he's applying for a loan.

This is his first loan from FUDECOSUR. He hasn't had other loans with state banks, but FUDECOSUR has offered him a loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.
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Esterlito, un hombre emprendedor , tiene 48 años de edad, es casado y vive con su esposa y dos hijos actualmente, el solicito un préstamo con el anhelo de comprar insumos como abonos, y fumigantes, el desea dar asistencia a los cultivos de frijoles , con la finalidad de mantenerlas en buenas condiciones durante su desarrollo, para obtener una buena cosecha, la única delimitación que este caballero tiene es la falta de dinero para continuar creciendo, ya que de esta actividad económica dependen para poder salir adelante, por lo que él hace una solicitud de crédito , y es el primer préstamo que ha recibido de FUDECOSUR. El no registra 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


About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Esterlito to take care of his bean crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015