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Nacor, who is 50 years old, has earned a living on his own. He started many years ago working as a fish merchant in his home town, but later, for reasons beyond his control, he had to move to the city. There he started a deli where he sells pastries, liquor, soft drinks, and other products. He also complements his income by working as a musician at night and on weekends. In this way, he has been able to generate enough income to provide for his family’s expenses.

With the loan that he is requesting, he wants to buy a sound amplifier to improve the atmosphere of the store and to take it to his music events so that he can offer better service to his customers so that he can become better known and then attract new clients.

Nacor explains that his greatest wish is to be able to guarantee his family’s wellbeing. That is what he works for enthusiastically every day, so that he can reduce his debts and liberate his cash flow for his businesses. This will, in turn, improve his profitability and help him to provide a better quality of life for his family.
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Nacor, a sus 50 años de edad, se ha ganado la vida trabajando de manera independiente; inició hace muchos años trabajando como comerciante de pescado en su pueblo natal, pero luego, por razones externas a su voluntad, tuvo que trasladarse a la ciudad, donde inició una salsamentaría en la que ofrece mecato, licor, gaseosas y otros productos, adicionalmente complementa sus ingresos trabajando como músico, en las noches y fines de semana; de esta forma ha logrado generar los recursos suficientes para solventar los gastos familiares.
Con el crédito que solicita, desea comprar un amplificador de sonido para amenizar el ambiente en el establecimiento y para llevarlo a las presentaciones como músico, ofreciendo un mejor servicio a sus clientes y así darse a conocer para luego atraer nuevos clientes.
Nacor manifiesta que su mayor anhelo es poder garantizar el bienestar a su familia, por ello trabaja cada día con entusiasmo para lograr disminuir sus deudas y liberar el flujo de caja de sus negocios, dando paso para generar mayor rentabilidad que le ayude a brindar una mejor calidad de vida a su grupo familiar.

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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.


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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 391
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  • $16,230,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,031.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Nacor to buy a sound amplifier.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014