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Javier De Jesus
For six years, Javier has dedicated himself to his business of installing tires on all types of vehicles. He learned his trade from a friend who gave him work as an assistant when he was very young. Now, he is proud that he has 16 years of experience in this business and that, with this, he supports his wife and two children.

His need, in order to continue striving for his family’s quality of life, is to get capital for the purchase of materials for his business, such as patches, glue, valves, and other spare parts. He will, thus, have more profit from his business and better income since he has months where it is very difficult to generate enough income to cover his basic expenses. His dream is to have his own shop and the opportunity to employ more people and, thus, offer better service.

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Desde hace seis años, Javier se dedica al negocio de montar llantas a todo tipo de vehículos. El aprendió su oficio con un amigo que le dio trabajo como ayudante cuando estaba más joven. Ahora cuenta con orgullo que lleva 16 años dedicado a este negocio y que con él sostiene a su esposa y sus dos hijos.

Su necesidad para seguir luchando por la calidad de vida de su familia es conseguir capital para la compra de los materiales con los que realiza su proceso como parches, pega, válvulas y otros repuestos y así tener más utilidad en su trabajo y mejorar sus ingresos de los que cuenta que hay meses que son muy difícil de generar para por lo menos cubrir sus gastos básicos.

Su sueño es tener su propio local y darle oportunidad de empleo a más personas y así brindar un mejor servicio

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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
  • 249
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,876,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,860.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Javier De Jesus to purchase materials and spare parts for his tire installation business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014