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Alba Lucía
61-year-old Alba is a determined woman who works hard to make progress. She has set herself many goals and dreams.

Following the death of her husband, Alba needed to work in order to provide for her son and cover her household expenses. As she loves children, she decided to set up a daycare center as a source of income. She currently has 25 children who she educates and takes care of. She is currently looking to take out a loan to buy toys and to make some repairs to the seats in her dining area so that she can offer the children more comfort. Alba's biggest dream is to increase her number of registered students and to extend her hours so that she can generate jobs.
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Alba es una mujer de 61 años de edad, decidida y esforzada por salir a delante, con miles de sueños y metas que se ha propuesto alcanzar.
Tras la muerte de su esposo ella se vio en la necesidad de trabajar para sostener a su hijo y los gastos del hogar. Amante a los niños decidió montar una guardería como fuente de ingresos. Actualmente tiene 25 niños a los cuales les trasmite su conocimiento y cuida de ellos. En estos momentos se encuentra en búsqueda de un crédito con el que comprará juguetes y realizará reparaciones a la silletería del comedor, para ofrecerles a los niños mejores comodidades. Su mayor sueño es incrementar el número de estudiantes matriculados y extender los horarios con el fin de generar fuentes de trabajo.

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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
  • 312
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,193,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Alba Lucía to buy toys and to repair some seating.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014