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Rosalba De Jesus
Rosalba has faced much adversity in her life trying to support her 2 children, but thanks to her desire to work and get ahead she has overcome these difficulties and kept moving forward with her family. As a single mother and head of household, Rosalba must ensure there is sufficient income to pay the household expenses, so she works hard everyday at her business to have a better life.

She learned tailoring when she was about 15 because her mother was a dressmaker and taught Rosalba the trade while she was a teenager. Since then, Rosalba has been working at this trade, first at her mother's side, and then independently. With this training, she has her own income. Her main products are uniforms for both high schools and hospitals in her city, and she has a large order from one of her customers. Rosalba is seeking a loan that will allow her to buy materials and supplies such as fabric and thread to fill a large order for uniforms from her customer. Her business will, therefore, continue to thrive and provide some income for her household with which she can have a better life.
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Rosalba ha atravesado por muchas adversidades en su vida para poder sacar adelante a sus 2 hijos, pero gracias a sus ganas de trabajar y salir adelante ha superado estas dificultades y continuar progresando con su familia. Madre soltera cabeza de hogar Rosalba debe garantizar los ingresos suficientes para el sostenimiento de los gastos en su hogar, es por esto que se esfuerza diariamente en su negocio para poder tener una buena calidad de vida. La actividad de la confección la aprendió desde que tenía aproximadamente 15 años, pues su madre se dedicaba a esta actividad y se la enseñó desde muy joven. Desde entonces, Rosalba viene trabajando en esta actividad, primero al lado de su madre, luego de manera independiente, y gracias a esto puede tener sus propios ingresos. Sus principales productos son los uniformes, tanto para colegios como para el hospital de su municipio, y debido a que tiene un gran pedido por parte de uno de sus clientes, Rosalba busca que un préstamo le permita acceder a la compra de materiales e insumos como telas e hilos para confeccionar un gran pedido de uniformes que le ha hecho un cliente suyo.

De esta manera su negocio podrá seguir saliendo adelante y así seguir garantizando unos ingresos en su hogar con los que podrá tener una buena calidad de vida.

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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
  • 252
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,757.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,725 helped Rosalba De Jesus to buy materials and supplies such as fabric and thread to fill a large order for uniforms from her customer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014