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This loan is part of Interactuar's effort to being innovative and high-quality non-financial products to more borrowers.

In addition to credit, the organization provides training in business management, gastronomy, tourism, marketing, design, sales, and other areas. It also advises borrowers on their new and existing businesses, and its food laboratory helps farmers increase their crop yields. Together, all of these services help borrowers gain new skills and optimize their businesses.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 231
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,363,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,901.2
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Defaulted
A loan of $775 helped this borrower obtain professional counselling for business design and creation.
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Defaulted:
Feb 26, 2014