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Ricardo De Jesús

Update on Ricardo De Jesús

Ricardo is a humble, hard-working man who worked for many years in recycling. Through a programme run by a foundation, he discovered that he has a great entrepreneurial spirit. He decided to take advantage of the fact that his home is located on the corner of the main street in his neighbourhood. He has been very proactive and has worked hard to establish his business. He had to confront a difficult situation; the government wanted to close his business for invading public space. However, after collecting over 100 signatures and getting legal advice, he was able to defend himself and he now has the necessary permissions. Ricardo hopes that a loan will provide him with the ability to buy construction materials to make some improvements to his business. He promised the government body that regulates the use of public space that he would make these improvements.
Ricardo hopes to keep improving his business and to prosper. His dream is to be a professional and to go to university, paying his tuition with the income from his business.
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Ricardo es un hombre humilde y trabajador que se dedicaba a la actividad del reciclaje para subsistir, lo cual hizo por muchos años. A través de un programa con una fundación descubrió que tenía un gran espíritu emprendedor y decidió aprovechar el hecho de que su vivienda está ubicada en una esquina de la principal vía de su barrio. Ha sido muy pro-activo y ha luchado fuertemente para establecerse en su negocio. Se vio envuelto en una circunstancia adversa de que el gobierno quería cerrar su negocio con el motivo de que estaba invadiendo el espacio público, sin embargo, luego de recoger más de 100 firmas y recibir asesoría legal logró defender su caso y ahora tiene los respectivos permisos. Ricardo busca que un préstamo le brinde la posibilidad de comprar materiales de construcción para realizar mejoras locativas a su negocio, las cuales le prometió a la entidad del gobierno que vigila y regula el uso del espacio público.

Ricardo espera seguir con su negocio adelante y hacerlo prosperar en su sector. Además, Ricardo tiene el sueño de ser un profesional e ir a la universidad, pagando sus estudios con los ingresos que obtiene de su negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Since he was a boy, Ricardo de Jesús P. R. has known how to make a living because from an early age, owing to the scarce resources of his large family, he had to take on a number of different trades, learning which gave him the opportunity to earn some money to help his household. After having... More from Ricardo De Jesús's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 272
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,889,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,764.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Ricardo De Jesús to buy construction materials in order to make improvements to his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012