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Amparo Del Socorro
Amparo is a micro-entrepreneur. Keeping her business going has required struggle and effort. Five years ago she decided to set up a restaurant in order to improve her economic circumstances at home and to provide her son with the best opportunities in life. She works every day from 5 in the morning to 7 at night. Her husband is a great support to her and helps out in the kitchen.

Her dream is to consolidate the business. To do that, she is requesting a loan that she will invest in stock, such as soft drinks, cakes and confectionary, to improve sales and increase income. She hopes to be able to provide job opportunities in the near future, so that she can contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of other people.
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Amparo, es una microempresaria a la que le ha tocado luchar y esforzarse por sacar adelante su negocio. Desde hace 5 años decidió montar un restaurante con el fin de mejorar la situación económica en su casa y poderle ofrecer a su hijo mejores oportunidades de vida. Labora diariamente desde las cinco de la mañana hasta las siete de la noche. Su esposo es su gran apoyo y colaborador en la cocina.

Su mayor sueño es poder consolidar su negocio y para ello se encuentra en búsqueda de un crédito que invertirá en la compra de surtido como gaseosas, mecatos y confitería con el fin de mejorar sus ventas e incrementar los ingresos. Espera que en un futuro a corto plazo pueda constituir fuentes de empleos para contribuir a mejorar la calidad de vida de otras personas.

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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
  • 237
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,780.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Amparo Del Socorro to buy soft drinks, cakes and confectionary.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014