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Jesús is a 40-year-old woman who has worked for most of her life due to her family's economic situation. She worked in different businesses in her area until she saved enough money to start her own business. She runs a business selling sodas and beer. Although her dream is to be able to offer a wider variety of products, she is conscious that she needs to buy a bigger refrigerator to store her products. However, she understands that this is a medium-term goal. Right now, she is requesting a loan to buy more stock to satisfy consumer demand. Jesús hopes that she will be able to increase her sales considerably and in this way improve her quality of life.
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Jesús, es una mujer de 41 años de edad, quien ha laborado la gran parte de su vida debido a la precaria situación económica de su familia.
Laboró en diferentes negocios comerciales de su localidad, hasta que logró reunir el dinero suficiente para montar su propio negocio. Hoy cuenta con un negocio dedicado a la comercialización de refrescos y cerveza.
Aunque su mayor sueño es poder aumentar su variedad de productos, es conciente que para ello requiere de comprar un refrigerador con mayor capacidad de almacenamiento. Pero tiene claro que este será un proyecto a mediano plazo. Por el momento recurrirá un crédito con el propósito de comprar más surtido para satisfacer la demanda de los clientes.

Jesús tiene la esperanza que de esta manera sus ventas aumentarán considerablemente, y sus condiciones de vida serán mejores.

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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
  • 281
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,895,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Jesús to buy sodas and beer to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013