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Nohemy Isabel
Nohemy, age 38, has two children, ages 18 and 20. She lives in a common-law marriage with her life partner. She has lived in the countryside her whole life. That is where she learned farming. She has worked with her husband on a farm for many years. They work as overseers. She alternates this business activity with raising and fattening pigs to sell. This supplements her income in order to support her family.

She is an enterprising, active, vigorous, and very hard-working woman. She spends most of her time taking care of her animals and doing the various jobs at the farm owners’ house.

She is requesting the loan to buy more piglets and concentrated feed for the animals. With this she plans to continue caring for her animals, and she will be able to have a staggered production. This will generate constant monthly income for her.

In this way she will have the chance to continue advancing until she fulfills her dream of being totally independent, of having her business generate enough income to be able to provide her children with a university education, and to improve the living conditions for her whole family.
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Nohemy, a sus 38 años de edad es madre de 2 hijos de 18 y 20 años y vive en unión libre con su pareja. Toda su vida ha vivido en el campo, donde aprendió las labores agropecuarias. Desde hace muchos años trabaja con su esposo en una finca, desempeñándose como mayordomos, esta actividad la alterna con la porcicultura, pues cría y engorda cerdos para la venta, con lo cual complementa sus ingresos para el sostenimiento de su familia. La titular es una mujer emprendedora, activa, pujante y muy trabajadora, la mayor parte del tiempo lo emplea en el cuidado de sus animales y realiza oficios varios en la casa de los dueños de la finca.
Solicita el crédito para invertirlo en la compra de más lechones y concentrado para los animales, con esto pretender seguir con el cuidado de sus animales y podrá sacar una producción escalonada, que le genere ingresos mensuales constantes. De esta manera, tendrá la posibilidad de seguir avanzando hasta cumplir el sueño de ser totalmente independiente, que su negocio le genere los ingresos suficientes para poder ofrecer educación universitaria a sus hijos y además mejorar las condiciones de vida de todo el núcleo familiar.

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More information about this loan

By funding this loan, you are promoting entrepreneurship in remote regions, including areas recovering from guerilla warfare in Colombia, and helping to reverse the rural exodus which occurred in the past decades when a the rural population fled their countryside homes for the safer cities.

This Kiva loan was created by Kiva's field partner Interactuar specifically for Kiva funding, in an effort to reach more borrowers in rural areas. Most of the Interactuar's lending operations are focused in urban parts of Medellin. But this loan product is designed to provide working capital to riskier agricultural businesses who have been traditionally excluded from the finance sector.

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
  • 470
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,911.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Nohemy Isabel to buy more piglets and concentrated feed for the animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015