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Gonzalo De Jesus
Gonzalo is married with three children whom he has always wanted to give a good education. For this reason, around 17 years ago he decided to start his own business producing icypoles and in this way seek opportunities to improve his family's financial situation.

His business has been widely recognised for the good quality of its products and this has allowed him to make large sales, to the point that now he cannot meet the orders of all his customers because his production capacity is lower that that of the orders. His biggest difficulty is the lack of capital for his business, since his customers are constantly late making payments and this also makes it difficult for Gonzalo to buy the supplies for the preparation of his products.

Seeking to increase his production capacity, Gonzalo is asking for a loan to buy a sealing machine so that that he can complete his work more efficiently and meet all of his customers’ orders. In this way his business can continue moving forward and his income will improve considerably. Further, he will be able to slowly improve the income security of his home and provide his family a good quality of life and better economic stability which will allow them to make progress.
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Gonzalo se encuentra casado y tiene 3 hijos a quienes siempre les ha querido brindar una buena educación, para esto desde hace unos 17 años decidió montar su propio negocio el cual es una producción de bolis y así buscar unas buenas oportunidades económicas para su familia. En su negocio ha tenido un gran reconocimiento por la buena calidad de sus productos y esto le ha permitido tener muy buenas ventas, hasta el punto en que hoy no puede responder a todos los pedidos de sus clientes porque su capacidad de producción es inferior a sus pedidos. La gran dificultad es la falta de capital para su negocio, pues constantemente sus clientes se retrazan con los pagos y esto también dificulta que Gonzalo pueda comprar los insumos para la preparación de los productos. Buscando aumentar su capacidad de producción, Gonzalo busca un préstamo para comprar una máquina selladora con la que pueda realizar su trabajo más ágil y así pueda responder a todos los pedidos de sus clientes.

De esta manera su negocio podrá seguir saliendo adelante y así sus ingresos mejorarán considerablemente. Además, podrá poco a poco seguir garantizando los ingresos necesarios en su hogar para brindarle a su familia una buena calidad de vida y una mejor estabilidad económica que les permita progresar.

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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
  • 367
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,606,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,829.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,100 helped Gonzalo De Jesus to buy a sealing machine so that that he can complete his work more efficiently and meet all of his customers’ orders.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
Jul 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 31, 2012