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Ivan De Jesus
Ivan has been a person who has gone through a lot of adversity in life. Nonetheless, his constant struggle and his ability to overcome have helped him to get ahead. Ivan is a single father who is raising his 17 year old son, since the boy's mother abandoned them a long time ago. That is why Ivan works hard everyday to generate income for his home, where he lives with his mother and son.

Ivan works making clothing for people. He has done this for approximately 13 years. Thanks to this, Ivan obtains enough income to offer his mother and his son everything they need.

At present, Ivan has very good orders from his customers. Nonetheless, he has had to turn some down because he doesn't have enough machines to do the jobs. That is why Ivan intends to buy an overlocking sewing machine because it will allow him to fill those orders that he has had to turn down. Nonetheless, Ivan doesn't have enough capital to buy a machine, so he hopes that a loan will offer him the possibility of being able to buy the overlocking sewing machine, so that he won't have to turn down customers' orders that need that machine.

Ivan dreams of his business generating more income, allowing him to give his mother and son a better quality of life. In addition, Ivan dreams of his son being able to access a university education and thus be prepared to have a well paid job in the future.
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Ivan ha sido una persona que ha pasado por muchas adversidades en su vida, sin embargo, su lucha constante y su capacidad de superación, han hecho que salga adelante. Ivan es un padre soltero que tiene a su cargo su hijo de 17 años, pues la madre los abandonó hace un tiempo. Es por esto que Ivan trabaja fuertemente todos los días con el ánimo de generar los ingresos necesarios para su hogar, donde convive con su madre y su hijo.
Ivan se dedica al trabajo de la confección a terceros, actividad que ejerce desde hace aproximadamente 13 años. Gracias a esto, Ivan obtiene los ingresos suficientes para brindarles a su madre y a su hijo todo lo que necesitan.
Ivan actualmente ha tenido muy buenos pedidos de sus clientes, sin embargo, algunos los ha tenido que rechazar debido a que no cuenta con las máquinas suficientes para hacer dichos trabajos. Es por esto que Ivan pretende comprar una máquina recubridora que le permita atender estos pedidos de sus clientes que ha tenido que rechazar, sin embargo, Ivan no cuenta con el capital suficiente para comprar la máquina, por lo que tiene la esperanza en que un préstamo le brindará la posibilidad de acceder a la compra de la máquina recubridora, de modo que no tendrá que rechazar los pedidos que le hacen sus clientes, que requieren de esta máquina para realizar el trabajo.
Ivan sueña con que su negocio le pueda brindar mejores ingresos, de modo que le permita tener una mejor calidad de vida a su madre y su hijo.
Además, Ivan sueña con que su hijo pueda acceder a una educación universitaria de calidad, y poder así estar preparado para que en un futuro obtenga 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.

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 465
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  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,824.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Ivan De Jesus to buy an overlock sewing machine that will allow him to fill his customers' orders that need this machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Feb 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012