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Ivan De Jesus
Dedicated to his work and family is the best way to describe Ivan. He is a life-long hard worker who has always wanted to provide the best for his family. Ivan, 52, is married and the father of 2 sons for whom he constantly fights, inspired to move his business forward and generate more income.

Ivan sells fruit in the city’s downtown and states that he is well situated and has a fixed clientele. Nevertheless the competition is very stiff since there are many fruit stalls in the sector. Ivan has always wanted to diversify his sales so that besides selling fruit, he also sells cell phone minutes and in this way has a little bit of an advantage over competitors. With a desire to generate more income through expanding the variety of products that he offers his clients, Ivan wants to buy a freezer that will enable him to sell fruit pulp at his stall. However he does not have sufficient capital and is requesting a loan in order to buy a freezer and a supply of fruit pulp. In this way his business will be more attractive for his customers and he will increase his sales.

Ivan aspires to earn more income than he currently does, thereby improving the quality of life of his wife and sons. In addition, his sons will be able to have access to a university education and study for careers that in the future will help them have well paying jobs.
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Dedicado a su trabajo y a su familia es la mejor manera de identificar las cualidades de Iván. Un trabajador de toda la vida que siempre le ha querido brindar lo mejor a su familia. Iván, a sus 51 años de edad se encuentra casado y es padre de 2 hijos, por los que lucha constantemente con el ánimo de sacar su negocio adelante y generar mayores ingresos.
Iván se dedica a la venta de frutas en el centro de la ciudad, y manifiesta estar bien ubicado y tener clientela fija, sin embargo, la competencia es muy dura, pues son muchos puestos de ventas de frutas los que se encuentran en el sector. Iván siempre ha querido diversificar sus ventas, por lo que además de vender frutas, vende minutos de celular, de esta manera tiene un poco la ventaja sobre los demás competidores. Con el ánimo de generar más ingresos, aumentando la variedad de productos que ofrece a sus clientes, Iván pretende comprar un congelado (nevera refrigerada) que le permita tener en su puesto una venta de pulpas de frutas, sin embargo, Iván no cuenta con el capital suficiente para ello, por lo que aspira a que un préstamo le permita acceder a la compra de un congelado (nevera refrigerada) y el surtido de pulpas de frutas, de este modo será más atractivo para sus clientes y aumentará sus ventas.
Iván aspira a que con unos ingresos superiores a los actuales, pueda mejorarles la calidad de vida a su esposa y a sus hijos, además de que sus hijos puedan acceder a una educación universitaria y estudien una carrera que en un futuro les permita tener un empleo bien remunerado.

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This loan is structured on Kiva as a bullet loan, which means a single payment is required at the end of the loan term. By Colombian law, Kiva's partner Interactuar is required to offer borrowers loans with a variable interest rate that fluctuates with the market rate. Because fixed monthly payments are applied first to interest and then to principal, Interactuar is unable to predict upfront what portion of each repayment would go towards the loan principal. This creates a challenge with Kiva's system, which doesn't allow for unpredictable principal payments, and can result in some Interactuar clients appearing falsely delinquent. To remedy this, the loan has an end-of-term repayment plan on Kiva, but the borrower will continue scheduled monthly repayments to Interactuar, who will then pass along the principal amount to Kiva lenders. This means that you may see repayments made on this loan throughout the repayment term, as opposed to receiving repayment in full at the end of the loan term.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,629,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Ivan De Jesus to buy a freezer and supplies of fruit pulp, which will enable him to diversify the products he offers his customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012