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Fidelino De Jesús
Sr. Fidelino is 39 years old and the father of a nine-year-old son. For several years he worked as a farm laborer, but he wanted in the end to have greater financial stability. Two years ago he decided to sell merchandise, such as men’s and women’s clothing and household goods. Sr. Fidelino travels to approximately seven neighborhoods and the urban section of the town where he lives. Thanks to this business, he is able to help his family get ahead.

Sr. Fidelino wants to buy inventory so that he can complete the orders he has received for the year-end season. This will increase his sales, improve his family’s quality of life, and fulfill his dream of expanding his market. As a result, he will be able to acquire more customers and visit other towns in Antioquia.

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El señor Fidelino a sus 39 años de edad es padre de un hijo de nueve años. Por varios años, el señor Fidelino se dedicó a las labores del campo, pero con el fin de buscar mayor estabilidad económica se decidió hace dos años a la venta de mercancía tal como ropa para dama y caballero y artículos para el hogar. El señor Fidelino visita alrededor de siete veredas y el casco urbano del municipio donde vive. El señor Fidelino ha sacado adelante a su familia gracias a este negocio. El señor Fidelino requiere de la compra de surtido con el fin de suplir los pedidos que ya tiene por motivo de fin de año, aumentar sus ventas, mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y cumplir su sueño de ampliar más su mercado, conseguir más clientes y visitar otros municipios de Antioquia.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 233
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  • $16,899,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,945.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Fidelino De Jesús to buy men's and women's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013