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Luis Javier
Luis Javier, 27, is a man committed to his work. He has worked in agriculture and ranching since his childhood, because of family tradition. Currently, he works in ranching, work which lets him generate income to support his parents, who are elderly and in delicate health. Every day, he gets up at four in the morning to start work and he finishes up at four in the afternoon. He says that the fields have been and will be his best home. He is grateful to his parents for all they have given him and thinks that the best repayment he can offer is his love. He dreams of having more livestock to improve the dairy and earn more income, with which he can guarantee his parents an old age without financial concerns. This is why he is asking for a loan, which he hopes will finance the purchase of livestock, since he doesn't have his own resources for this investment.
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Luis Javier de 27 años de edad, se ha caracterizado en su vereda por ser un hombre comprometido con su trabajo. Dedicado desde su infancia a las labores agropecuarias y ganaderas, debido a la tradición familiar.
En la actualidad se ha dedicado a la ganadería, actividad que le permite generar recursos para el sostenimiento de sus padres, quienes se encuentran en una edad avanzada y en condiciones delicadas de salud.
Diariamente se levanta a las cuatro de la mañana para iniciar su faena y culmina con sus labores a las cuatro de la tarde.
Asegura que el campo ha sido y será su mejor hogar. Agradece a sus padres por todo lo que le han ofrecido y considera que la mejor retribución que puede ofrecerles es su amor.
Sueña con incrementar el número de reses para mejorar la lechería y generar mayores ingresos, con los cuales pueda garantizarles a sus padres una vejez sin preocupaciones monetarias, por esta razón se encuentra solicitando un crédito con el que espera financiar la compra del ganado ya que no cuenta con recursos propios para dicha inversión.

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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
  • 314
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  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,813.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Luis Javier to buy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013