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Luz Andrea
At the age of 31, Luz Andrea is an incessant fighter who has had her own business for a few months. She sells fast foods, such as hot dogs and hamburgers. She works every day from 5pm to 11pm. This is the time when the sales are good and she has had the advantage of having a business beside her mother's. They help each other and they take care of one another.

Luz Andrea currently needs to purchase ingredients to product her foods, such as bread, cold meats, disposable products and propane gas. This is why she requests a loan and upon making this investment she will improve her sales and consequently she will improve their quality of life.
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A sus 31 años de edad Luz Andrea es una luchadora incansable que desde hace algunos meses tiene su propio negocio, vende comidas rápidas como perros calientes y hamburguesas, labor que desempeña diariamente de 5:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. pues en este horario hay buenas ventas y ha tenido la ventaja de estar tener su negocio al lado del de su madre, pues así se apoyan entre ellas y se cuidan la una a la otra.

Luz Andrea actualmente debe comprar insumos para la producción de alimentos, como pan, carnes frías, desechables y gas, por lo cual hoy solicita un préstamo, con el cual hacer esta inversión, mejorar las ventas, y proporcionalmente su calidad de vida.

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Important Information

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
  • 277
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,889,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,902.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Luz Andrea to purchase ingredients to prepare fast foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012