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Mauricio is a person who has suffered various adversities in his life but thanks to his being a very hardworking and enterprising person he’s been able to overcome them. Some time ago he left the city of his birth and moved in order to seek out employment opportunities. However, not finding any employment opportunities he decided to open his own business hoping to generate income for his home. Mauricio, 51, is married and the father of a son for whom he wants to provide everything he needs.

Mauricio has been working in his business ever since and has managed to make it grow and position it in its sector. Thanks to this he has a good clientele and sales have increased considerably. Now, Mauricio has had to take on various expenses because his son is starting school around now and he has also had some inconveniences that have cause him to spend much money.

Hoping to take advantage of the start of the new school term, Mauricio is hoping for a loan that will allow him to purchase stationery supplies like notebooks, pencils, erasers and construction paper, among others to offer a good variety of merchandise to his customers. Mauricio hopes to take advantage of this season and manage to increase income considerably as well as to be able to offer his wife and son a better quality of life. Mauricio’s dream is to be able to buy a house of his own and to have his own locale in which to install his business.
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Mauricio es una persona que ha sufrido diferentes adversidades en su vida, pero gracias a que es una persona muy trabajadora y emprendedora ha podido salir adelante. Desde hace un tiempo abandonó su ciudad natal y se desplazó en búsqueda de oportunidades de empleo, sin embargo, al no encontrar oportunidades de empleo, decidió montar su propio negocio con el ánimo de poder generar los ingresos para su hogar. Mauricio con 51 años de edad, se encuentra casado y es padre de 1 hijo al cual le quiere brindar todo lo que necesita.

Mauricio ha venido trabajando en su negocio desde entonces, y ha podido crecerlo y posicionarlo en su sector. Gracias a esto tiene muy buena clientela y sus ventas han aumentado considerablemente. Ahora, Mauricio ha tenido que incurrir en diferentes gastos debido a que su hijo ingresa al estudio en estos meses, además ha sufrido algunos inconvenientes que le han hecho gastar mucho dinero. Con el ánimo de aprovechar el inicio de la temporada escolar, Mauricio quiere comprar artículos de papelería que le permitan tener un buen surtido para sus clientes, pero como no cuenta con el capital suficiente para realizar estas compras, Mauricio aspira a que un préstamo le brinde la posibilidad de acceder a la compra de productos de papelería como cuadernos, lapiceros, borradores, cartulinas, entre otros, y poder así ofrecerles una buena variedad de mercancía a sus clientes.

Mauricio espera aprovechar esta temporada y lograr que sus ingresos aumenten considerablemente. Además, poderles brindar a su hijo y su esposa una mejor calidad de vida.
Mauricio tiene el sueño de poderse comprar su casa propia, y tener su propio local donde montar su negocio.

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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
  • 502
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,954,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,810.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mauricio to buy notebooks, pencils, erasers, construction paper, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2012