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Juan Guillermo
Juan Guillermo is a young man of 24 who started working in a general store many years ago, since his older brother had one and taught him how to work so he could generate his own income. After many years of working with his brother, he left to go work on his own to try to make things better, and in this way he could earn more income to pay for his education. Thanks to his store currently having strong sales, his family has been able to overcome big financial hurdles, and his parents' health problems have also been improving. Even so, at the moment he is still facing a big problem and does not have enough money to stock his store. It is for this reason he is requesting a loan to purchase grocery supplies and stock his store with products that are already running low. His dream is to able to increase his income to overcome the difficult financial situation at home and also improve his parents' health. He also hopes to be able to hire a much-needed employee at the store.
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Juan Guillermo es un joven de 24 años que comenzó a trabajar en una tienda general desde hace muchos años, pues su hermano mayor tenía un negocio de estos y se lo enseñó a trabajar para generar sus propios recursos. Luego de muchos años trabajando con su hermano, este le dejó la tienda general para que la trabajara el solo y le pudiera ir mejor, así podría generar más ingresos para pagar sus estudios. Gracias a que la tienda actualmente ha tenido buenas ventas, su familia ha podido ir superando grandes dificultades económicas, además que las dificultades de salud de sus padres también se han ido mejorando. Sin embargo, en el momento está atravesando una gran dificultad y no cuenta con el dinero suficiente para poder surtir su negocio, es por esto que busca un préstamo para comprar productos de la canasta familiar y surtir su negocio con productos que ya se han ido agotando.

Su sueño es poder aumentar sus ingresos para salir de la difícil situación económica en su hogar y también que mejore la salud de sus padres. Además aspira a poder generar empleo en su tienda para una persona muy necesitada.

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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
  • 226
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,925,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Juan Guillermo to purchase grocery supplies and restock his business with products that are running low.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013