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Martha Cecilia
Martha has always been known as a hard worker, and thanks to this quality she and her husband and son have been able to get ahead. Martha comes from a family of farmers so she learned about raising livestock from a very early age. She and her husband grow vegetables and, with the dairy cattle that Martha looks after, they generate enough income to maintain their household. In order to buy more cattle for her land, Martha is requesting a loan to buy two dairy cows.

Martha hopes to be able to increase her earnings considerably because she will be able to sell milk to her customers, meaning her family will have a better quality of life. Martha's goal is to have a large business raising dairy cattle, chickens, pigs, and other livestock.
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Martha es una persona que siempre se ha caracterizado por ser muy trabajadora y gracias a esta cualidad ha podido salir adelante con su esposo y su hijo. Martha proviene de una familia de campesinos, por lo que ha aprendido la actividad de la crianza de animales desde muy temprana edad. Con su esposo tiene en su hogar un cultivo de legumbres y con las vacas lecheras que cuida Martha, generan los ingresos necesarios para el sostenimiento de su hogar. Con el ánimo de comprar más vacas para su terreno, Martha busca que un préstamo le brinde la posibilidad de acceder a la compra de 2 vacas lecheras para su terreno.

Martha espera que de esta manera sus ingresos aumenten considerablemente, pues podrá vender más leche a sus clientes y esto se traducirá en que su familia goce de una mejor calidad de vida. Martha sueña con tener un gran negocio en el cual además de criar vacas lecheras, pueda criar pollos, cerdos, ganado, entre otros.

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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
  • 371
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  • $16,188,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,764.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Martha Cecilia to buy two dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2012
Apr 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013