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Lisimaco is 44 years old and lives with his wife and two children, who are his top priority. He will use the money to buy supplies to tend his corn, such as fertiliser, fumigation sprays, and pesticides.

By giving his plantation optimum nutrition, he hopes to be able to increase his yield for this year and thus generate a higher income than in previous years. This will allow him to meet his household's needs while also offering his family a better quality of life and economic stability.

This is the first loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. Although he had no previous loan history with state banks, FUDECOSUR granted him the loan with better conditions and at a much lower interest rate.
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Lisimaco, está casado, tiene 44 años y vive con su esposa y 2 hijos que son su mayor prioridad. El con el dinero va comprar los insumos para la asistencia de su maíz como el abono, fumigaciones y plaguicidas. El espera poder darle a su plantación una muy buena nutrición y así poder aumentar su cosecha para este año. El espera generar mayores ingresos que en años anteriores y satisfacer las necesidades de su hogar a su vez poder ofrecerle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y 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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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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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 8
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  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lisimaco to sow corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2014
Mar 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2015