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Omaira is a 48-year-old housewife who makes her son a priority. She has been fighting an uphill battle to support him since she is currently separated from her husband. This situation has been very complicated from the beginning. In order to provide for her family, Omaira came up with a way to sell a very specific product, soft drinks and beer, from her home. This allows her to share the warmth of her family with her customers and the rhythmic environment that is known among the people who live in this area.

Her business has been a great success so far since it has not presented any difficulties for her. The personal challenges she must deal with include being located a long distance from her distributors and attending to her customers. Omaira is requesting a loan in order to buy beer and soft drinks. She hopes to continue growing so that she can provide a better quality of life for her son.
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Omaira una mujer muy casera de 48 años de edad la cual como prioridad tiene a su hijo por el cual ha luchado contra vientos y mareas para su sostenimiento puesto que actualmente está separada de su esposo y la situación se tornó en un inicio muy complicada. Para el sostenimiento de su familia ideo una manera de vender muy particular y es la venta de refrescos y cervezas desde su hogar, permitiéndose compartir con sus clientes el calor humano de su familia y el ambiente rumbero que caracteriza tanto a las personas de este sector lo cual para ella ha sido un gran éxito y hasta el momento no ha tenido dificultad pues sus objetos personales están muy separados de donde distribuye y atiende a sus clientes. Solicita un crédito para la compra de cervezas y refrescos con los que espera seguir creciendo y brindándole a su hijo una mejor 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.


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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 368
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  • $16,188,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,910.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Omaira to buy beer and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2014
Jun 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014