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Yolanda De Jesús
Yolanda is 55 years old, married, and has no children. She has worked as an independent seamstress since 2008 and her business is located in the house where she lives. In this way she has managed to obtain the resources to maintain her family and to face the monthly expenses that are unexpected. She is a thriving woman, dedicated to her work and her family, who works arduous hours daily in order to get ahead.

Currently she is asking for a loan in order to invest in the purchase of a specialized sewing machine (an overstiching machine) and in this way she will be able to complete her products on time and sell them at a better price, since her pieces will be finished well and will have great quality to satisfy the needs of her customers. That will then be reflected in her sales and income. Yolanda dreams of having a well capitalized business, with specialized machines that permit her to decrease the time of production in order to take more orders and have better income through sales. This will help her improve the quality of life for her family and will continue to support the expenses of her household.
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Yolanda, a sus 55 años es casada y no tiene hijos. Se dedica a la confección de manera independiente desde el año 2008 y su negocio se encuentra ubicado en la casa donde reside. De esta manera ha logrado obtener los recursos para solventar las necesidades de su familia y para afrontar los gastos mensuales que no dan espera. La cliente es una mujer pujante, dedicada a su labor y a su familia, trabaja arduas jornadas diariamente para poder salir adelante. Actualmente solicita el crédito con el fin de invertirlo en la compra de activo fijo (máquina ecubridora) de esta forma podrá sacar la producción a tiempo y venderla a mejor precio, pues las prendas estarán bien terminadas y tendrán buena calidad para satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes, lo que se verá reflejado en el incremento de sus ventas e ingresos. Yolanda sueña con tener su negocio bien acreditado, con máquinas especializadas que le permitan disminuir el tiempo de producción para sacar más lotes de prendas y tener mejores ingresos por ventas, que le ayude a mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia y seguir aportando a los gastos y sustento diario de su hogar.

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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
  • 375
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,230,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,922.2
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Yolanda De Jesús to purchase a specialized sewing machine (an over-stiching or finishing machine).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014