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Amparo Gladys
After working many years as a housemaid, Amparo decided five years ago to start her own business to be able to be closer to her home and take care of her five children. It was then that a friend taught her to make a great variety of food and she began to offer food service to her neighbors, family members and friends. Currently, her business keeps growing and, thanks to the possibility to have her own business in her house, she can offer her five children a better quality of life being their caregiver. Additionally, the income for the home has increased from the potential to contribute a greater quantity along with her husband to pay the bills. Thanks to her customers requesting that she sell fast food, Amparao is looking for a loan to buy a fast food cart with which she can prepare food and satisfy her customers' needs.

Her greatest dream is that this business keeps growing so that her children and her husband can enjoy better income in the house and a better quality of life. Amparo's hope is that her business allows her to provide for her five children the access to a good quality education and it is for this that she works so hard every day.
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Después de trabajar durante muchos años como empleada doméstica, Amparo decidió desde hace 5 años montar su propio negocio para poder estar más cerca de su hogar y así cuidar de sus 5 hijos. Fue entonces que una amiga le enseñó a preparar una gran variedad de comidas y comenzó a ofrecer el servicio de comidas a sus vecinos, familiares y amigos. Actualmente su negocio sigue creciendo y gracias a la posibilidad de tener su propio negocio en su casa, puede ofrecerles a sus 5 hijos una mejor calidad de vida estando al cuidado de ellos, además que los ingresos para el hogar se han incrementado por la posibilidad de aportar una mayor cantidad junto con su esposo para sostener los gastos. Gracias a que sus clientes le están pidiendo que venda comidas rápidas, Amparo busca un préstamo para comprar un carro de comidas rápidas con el que pueda preparar estas comidas y satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes.

Su mayor sueño es que este negocio siga creciendo para que sus hijos y su esposo puedan gozar de unos mejores ingresos en el hogar y así de una mejor calidad de vida. La esperanza de Amparo es que su negocio le permita brindarles a sus 5 hijos el acceso a una educación de buena calidad, y por esto es que trabaja fuertemente todos los días.

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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
  • 392
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,785.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Amparo Gladys to buy a fast food cart with which she can prepare food and satisfy her customers' needs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013