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Sra. Sandra, 30, is the mother of a 9 year old son. She is a farmer and has three milk cows and a horse which she uses to transport merchandise. She alternates these tasks with her work as an employee in flower cultivation. She does the job of transporting merchandise with the help of her brother.

Sandra wants to buy another milk cow with the goal of increasing her income and thereby providing her son and brother with an education and a better quality of life.. She cannot rely on her son’s father for support and is alone responsible for her household expenses and welfare. In the future she wants to own a larger number of animals and generate local jobs in the area.
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La señora Sandra a sus 30 años de edad es madre de un hijo de 9 años de edad. La señora Sandra se dedica a la producción agrícola, tiene tres vacas lecheras y un caballo en el cual transporta mercancía; este trabajo lo alterna con el oficio de operaria agrícola en un cultivo de flores. El trabajo del trasporte de mercancía lo hace con la ayuda de su hermano. La señora Sandra desea comprar otra vaca lechera con el fin de poder aumentar sus ingresos y de esta manera brindarle a su hijo y hermano una mejor calidad de vida y educación, la señora Sandra no cuenta con el apoyo del padre de su hijo y tiene ella sola que responder por las obligaciones y bienestar de su hogar. A futuro la señora Sandra desea tener un mayor número de animales y generar empleos directos en la zona.

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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
  • 228
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  • $17,831,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,920.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sandra to buy a milk cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013