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Adriana María
Adriana María is 39 years old and completely committed to her family. She is motivated to enjoy and share every moment of her life with her son and husband.

After her husband suffered accident at work, Adriana had to take control of the household and generate an income to pay for food and education for their three children, all of whom are still minors. Living in the city of Medellín, Adriana decided to move to the municipality of Pueblo Rico as the cost of living there is much lower.

Her father-in-law gifted Adriana a plot of land where they have started to build a home, thanks to sales of products through catalogues.

The family's dream now is to start a business selling basic household goods, taking advantage of the fact that there is a need for such a store in their local area. To make this dream a reality Adriana is applying for a loan to invest in buying a glass cabinet, paying for adapting the house for the business and for buying stock. She hopes that this idea for a business will allow her to improve her family's living conditions and that it will bring an end to work on their home.
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Adriana María de 39 años es una mujer entregada a su familia, motivo que la impulsa a disfrutar y compartir cada instante de su existencia con su hijo y esposo.
Debido a un accidente de trabajo que sufrió su cónyuge esta mujer debió tomar las riendas del hogar y generar los ingresos para la alimentación y la educación de sus tres hijos menores de edad. Radicados en la ciudad de Medellín Adriana decidió trasladarse al municipio de Pueblo Rico, Colombia, debido a que el costo de vida es mucho más bajo.
Su suegro le regaló un terreno en donde comenzaron a construir su vivienda gracias a venta de productos por catálogo.
Hoy tienen un gran sueño, montar una tienda de productos de la canasta familiar, aprovechando la necesidad del sector en donde reside. Para materializar su deseo, esta mujer se encuentra solicitando un crédito que invertirá en la compra de vitrina, adecuaciones locativas y surtido. Espera que su idea de negocio le permita mejorar las condiciones de vida a su familia y terminar de construir su vivienda.

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Important Information

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
  • 479
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,790.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Adriana María to buy a glass cabinet, pay for renovations and buy stock (basic household goods).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Feb 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014