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Paola Andrea
Paola is a person who is characterized by being a fighter and is always looking to get ahead with her son. About two years ago, she was working in a shop making piñatas, advertisements on expanded polystyrene, and other products. Since her boss left the city, he left her the clientele that he attended to she could keep serving them. This is why she decided to start her own shop making products on expanded polystyrene, and she offers a big variety of products. Her most-sold product is birthday piñatas. Thanks to this job, Paola has been able to get ahead as a single mother and head of the family. She has a 3-year-old son whose father has never supported him with any help. Since she started her business with very little capital, Paola doesn't have all of the necessary tools to do her job. This is why she is looking for a loan that will offer her the possibility of buying a compressor with an airbrush so she can paint her products with better quality.

In this way, Paola will be able to offer her customers a better quality in her products, which will increase her sales considerably. Additionally, Paola hopes to equip her store with the necessary tools so it can be more attractive for new customers so she can progress with her business. Paola dreams about having a big shop so her son can have a better quality of life and access to a quality education.
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Paola es una persona que se ha caracterizado por ser muy luchadora y siempre buscar salir adelante junto con hijo. Paola hace aproximadamente 2 años se encontraba trabajando en un taller de elaboración de piñatas, avisos en poliestireno expandido, entre otros productos más, y debido a que su jefe abandonó el municipio, le dejó la clientela que atendía para que ella la siga satisfaciendo. Es por esto que decidió montar su propio taller de elaboración de productos en poliestireno expandido donde ofrece una gran variedad de productos, pero su producto más vendido son las piñatas de cumpleaños. Paola gracias a este trabajo, ha podido salir adelante como madre soltera cabeza de familia, pues tiene un hijo de 3 años a quien su padre nunca ha aportado ninguna ayuda. Debido a que su taller lo montó con muy bajo capital, Paola no cuenta con todas las herramientas de trabajo necesarias, es por esto que busca que un préstamo le brinde la posibilidad de acceder a la compra de un compresor con aerógrafo para pintar sus productos con mayor calidad.
Paola de esta manera podrá ofrecer a sus clientes una mejor calidad en sus productos, por lo que aumentará sus ventas considerablemente. Además, Paola espera que con su taller mejor dotado de las herramientas necesarias, pueda ser más atractivo para nuevos clientes y pueda así sacarlo adelante. Paola sueña con tener un gran taller y con que su hijo pueda tener una mejor calidad de vida y el acceso a una educación de calidad.

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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
  • 307
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,216,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,770.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Paola Andrea to buy a compressor with an airbrush to paint her products with better quality.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013