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José Carlos
At 20 years old, José lives with his mother and grandparents. A few months ago, his grandfather passed away, and his household began to go through a difficult economic crisis, which is why José took the iniciative to put together his own business of raising and selling chicken. He inherited some land on which he wants to build chicken pens, as well as be able to apply the knowledge he learned in his secondary studies.

To advance the project, he is requesting a loan, which he will invest in the purchase of materials to construct the pens (wood, wire mesh, nails). He will also buy chickens and feed, so that he will be able to begin his business idea with which he expects to generate enough resources to support his mother and grandmother, and to pay for university studies that he wants to start.

José is aware that to reap the benefits of his project, he must work with care, discipline and a lot of dedication. Only in this way will he be able to reach his goal of turning his business idea into a farm that will produce chickens, that will ensure favorable mid-term economic stablity, and let him offer his family a better well being and quality of life.
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José, a sus 20 años de edad, vive con su madre y sus abuelos, luego de soportar la separación de sus padres. Hace pocos meses su abuelo falleció y en la casa comenzaron a pasar una difícil crisis económica, por lo que José tomó la iniciativa de montar su propio negocio, una cría y venta de pollos, pues adquirió como herencia unos terrenos en los cuales desea construir los galpones, además podrá aplicar el conocimiento que obtuvo en el colegio donde realizó sus estudios secundarios. Para avanzar con su proyecto, solicita el apoyo del crédito, el cual invertirá en la compra de materiales para construir los galpones (madera, mallas de alambre, clavos), además comprará pollos y concentrado, así podrá dar inicio a su idea de negocio, con la cual espera generar los recursos suficientes para sacar adelante a su madre y a su abuela y para pagarse los estudios universitarios que desea iniciar. José es consciente que para lograr que su proyecto de frutos debe trabajar con esmero, disciplina y mucha dedicación, sólo de esta manera podrá alcanzar el sueño de convertir su idea de negocio en una granja productora de pollos que le garantice a mediano plazo una estabilidad económica favorable, que le permita brindar a su familia un mejor bienestar y calidad de vida.

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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
  • 499
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,940.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,050 helped José Carlos buy chickens, feed, and materials to construct chicken pens (wood, wire mesh, and nails).
90% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2013
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: