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Blanca Nubia
Blanca was working in a company where she was doing well, and thanks to the income she was making there, she was able to financially contribute to the household with her husband, and take care of her 18 year old daughter. But some time ago, there were job cuts, and Blanca was left unemployed. For months, she looked for new job opportunities, but they never came.

It was then that the need to make money made Blanca start up a general store next to her house that offers everyday groceries. Since her husband is a contractor, he built the wooden shop, and that's when the business began overcoming their money issues. Now Blanca is looking for a loan to buy a refrigerator and a display case, which are necessary in order to offer products that need refrigeration.

In this way, the sales of the shop will grow considerably, allowing Blanca to keep going with her store and improve profits, offering a better quality of life in her home. Her dream is to have a great business, and she also dreams of being able to pay for her daughter’s university education.
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Blanca estaba trabajando en una empresa donde le estaba yendo bien y gracias a los ingresos que allí generaba podía contribuir económicamente en su hogar junto con su esposo para el sostenimiento de su hija de 18 años de edad. Pero hace un tiempo hubo recorte de personal y Blanca se quedó desempleada, por lo que durante unos meses buscó nuevas oportunidades laborales las cuales nunca llegaron. Fue entonces la urgencia de tener que generar ingresos para el hogar que hicieron que montara una tienda general al lado de su casa donde ofrece productos de la canasta familiar. Gracias a que su esposo es constructor, el le hizo la tienda en madera y así comenzó el negocio superando las dificultades de capital, pero ahora busca un préstamo para comprar un refrigerador y una vitrina que requiere con urgencia para poder ofrecer productos que requieran esta conservación.

De esta manera sus ventas aumentarán considerablemente, permitiéndole sacar adelante la tienda, por ende mejorando sus ingresos y así ofreciendo en su hogar una mejor calidad de vida. Su sueño es tener un gran negocio y también sueña con poderle pagar la educación universitaria a su hija.

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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
  • 308
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,216,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,675 helped Blanca Nubia buy a refrigerator and display case in order to offer products that need to be refrigerated.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012