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Nelly Del Socorro
Nelly is a 54 year-old woman who is single and has 3 children. She currently has a business making crocheted items. She learned to crochet from her mother, who was a dressmaker. In addition to this activity, she also sells merchandise and accessories, which has enabled her to obtain income to provide for her children and support the household. Nelly has experienced economic hardship in her life, as she has not had financial support from the father of her children. She has had to bear the entire burden of supporting them herself. However, with a lot of effort, commitment and dedication, she has worked arduously to get ahead on her own.

Nelly is seeking support in the form of a loan that will allow her to invest in the purchase of supplies and merchandise (chains, earrings, rings, fabric, thread and needles) so that she can continue to do her crochet work and have a variety of accessories to offer to her customers, thereby increasing her income. Nelly dreams of growing her business, having more customers, and increasing her sales, so that she can provide for her family's welfare and give them a better quality of life.
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Nelly es una señora de 54 años de edad, es soltera y tiene tres hijos. Actualmente se dedica a la confección y elaboración de tejidos en crochet, actividad que aprendió por herencia de su madre que era modista, además alterna esta actividad con la venta de la mercancía y accesorios, con lo cual ha obtenido ingresos para sacar adelante a sus hijos y llevar el sustento a su hogar. Ella ha vivido una situación económica muy difícil, pues no tuvo el apoyo del padre de sus hijos y toda la carga la tuvo que soportar ella, sin embargo, con mucho esfuerzo, dedicación y entrega ha trabajado arduamente para sacarlos adelante sola. Nelly busca apoyo con un crédito que solicita, para invertirlo en la compra de materiales y mercancía (cadenas, aretes, anillos, hilos, tela, agujas) para continuar realizando sus tejidos y tener más variedad de accesorios para ofrecerle a sus clientes y poder incrementar sus ingresos. Doña Nelly sueña con hacer crecer su negocio y tener más clientes, aumentar sus ventas y así brindarle bienestar y mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

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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
  • 365
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,629,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,875.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Nelly Del Socorro to buy supplies and merchandise (chains, earrings, rings, fabric, thread and needles).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014