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Claudia Maritza
Claudia began to work in the activity of sewing eleven years ago when she started work in a tailoring company. After three years working there, she decided, with a lot of effort, to set up her own tailoring workshop in her house, looking to generate a greater income to offer her family a better quality of life and better economic opportunities in order to progress. In spite of the fact that her workshop began with very poor economic resources, thanks to her efforts she has been able to get ahead and now she has the opportunity to generate employment for a person very much in need. Looking to generate another job, Claudia seeks a loan to buy a tabletop sewing machine and supplies like cloth and thread in order to provide the working tools for the new job that she will create in her workshop.

Her dream is to be able to continue moving forward with this business and to continue making progress together with her husband and two children, offering them a better quality of life and greater economic opportunities.
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Claudia comenzó a trabajar en la actividad de la confección desde hace 11 años cuando entró a trabajar en una empresa de confecciones, luego de 3 años trabajando, decidió con mucho esfuerzo montar su propio taller de confección en su casa buscando generar mayores ingresos para ofrecer a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y mejores oportunidades económicas para progresar. A pesar de que su taller lo inició con muy bajos recursos económicos, gracias a su esfuerzo lo ha venido sacando adelante y ahora tiene la oportunidad de generar empleo para una persona muy necesitada; y buscando generar un empleo más, Claudia busca un préstamo para comprar una máquina plana e insumos como telas e hilos para ofrecer las herramientas de trabajo a un nuevo empleo que generará en su taller.

Su sueño es poder seguir saliendo adelante con este negocio y continuar progresando junto a su esposo y sus 2 hijos ofreciéndoles una mejor calidad de vida y mayores oportunidades económicas.

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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
  • 356
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,830.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Claudia Maritza to buy a tabletop sewing machine and supplies like fabric and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013