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Luz Adriana
Luz Adriana’s married and has two children who are 6 and 10 years old. Because the income her husband generated was insufficient to meet all household expenses she decided to open her own business so that she could contribute economically to the family while still being able to watch her children. This is how she set up a general store at home where she stocks basic staples for her customers and thanks to this her family’s quality of life has been improving. She hopes to be able to overcome her home’s economic difficulties.

The greatest opportunity this business has afforded her is to be able to provide her children with access to a better quality education and this is why she works hard every day so that it will continue providing her family with better possibilities. Aiming at increasing the variety of products she has in stock, Luz Adriana is looking for financing to buy basic staple items and thus offer more variety to her customers.

Her greatest dream is to move the business forward so that she can provide a better quality of life for her family and to have better financial wherewithal for their support. In addition, she hopes in future that it will be a source of income that will lead to her reaching her greatest dream: to get a house of her own for her family.
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Luz Adriana se encuentra casada y tiene 2 hijos de 6 y 10 años de edad, y debido a que los ingresos que generaba su esposo no estaban siendo suficientes para el sostenimiento de los gastos de su hogar, decidió montar su propio negocio con el que pudiera contribuir económicamente pero al mismo tiempo pudiera estar pendiente al cuidado de sus hijos. Fue así como montó una tienda general en su casa en la que ofrece a sus clientes productos de la canasta familiar, y gracias a esta ahora su familia ha venido mejorando la calidad de vida y espera que con esta puedan superar las dificultades económicas de su hogar. La mayor oportunidad que le ha brindado este negocio es poder ofrecerles a sus hijos el acceso a una educación de mejor calidad, y por esto trabaja fuertemente todos los días para que este le siga brindando mayores posibilidades para su familia. Buscando aumentar la variedad de productos que ofrece a sus clientes, Luz Adriana busca un préstamo para comprar productos de la canasta familiar y ofrecer una mayor variedad de productos a sus clientes.

Su mayor sueño es lograr sacar su negocio adelante y que este le permita brindar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y mejores oportunidades económicas para su sostenimiento. Además, aspira a que en un futuro esta sea una fuente de ingresos que apoye el sueño de conseguir la casa propia para la familia.

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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
  • 330
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,147,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,817.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Luz Adriana to buy basic staples to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013