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Natalia Andrea
Natalia is a strong, enterprising and determined woman. She is married and is the mother of two children whom she fights tirelessly for to get ahead.
During her productive life she’s worked as a sales clerk and production assistant at different bakeries. Later she began her own business with her husband making bread in bulk to distribute to different shops, small spaces and cafeterias in the area. It’s been approximately one year since the business declined as her husband had a serious accident which compromised his upper and lower limbs and because of this Natalia saw the need to work as domestic help to earn income necessary to survive.

Now she is requesting help with a loan as she wants to restart her business. With this money she will buy supplies at wholesale (flour, yeast, margarine and eggs) and make adjustments in the workspace so she will have the possibility to start generating a more stable income and will be able to pay for basic household expenses.

Natalia states that her biggest wishes are to achieve repositioning of her products in the market, to grow her business grow and to guarantee a favourably stable finance to improve living conditions and well being of her family.
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Natalia es una mujer pujante, emprendedora y perseverante, casada y madre de dos hijos por quienes lucha incansablemente para sacarlos adelante.
Durante su vida productiva se ha dedicado a trabajar como vendedora de mostrador y auxiliar de producción en diferentes panaderías, luego comenzó su propio negocio en compañía de su esposo, produciendo panes al por mayor para distribuirlos entre las diferentes tiendas, chazas y cafeterías de la zona pero, hace aproximadamente 1 año el negocio decayó, pues su esposo tuvo un grave accidente que comprometió sus extremidades superiores e inferiores; por ello Natalia se vio obligada a trabajar como empleada doméstica para generar los ingresos necesarios para sobrevivir con su familia.
Actualmente solicita el apoyo del crédito pues desea reiniciar su negocio, con el dinero comprará insumos al por mayor (harina, levadura, margarina, huevos) y realizará una adecuación en el espacio de trabajo, así tendrá la posibilidad de comenzar a generar ingresos más estables y así podrá solventar los gastos básicos del hogar.
Natalia manifiesta que su mayor anhelo es lograr posicionar nuevamente su producto en el mercado y que su negocio crezca y le garantice una estabilidad económica favorable para mejorar las condiciones de vida y el bienestar de su grupo familiar.

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By supporting this loan, you're helping a borrower launch a new business!

This loan is designed for an entrepreneur who needs working capital to start a brand new business. Along with the loan, Kiva's field partner Interactuar provides counseling, training courses, and other financial resources to help new, riskier entrepreneurs set up young businesses.

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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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,792,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,032.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Natalia Andrea to buy supplies at wholesale (flour, yeast, margarine and eggs) and make adjustments in the workspace.
35% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: