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Yamilet Del Socorro

Update on Yamilet Del Socorro

At the age of 49, Yamilet has been working for 18 years selling snacks from place to place because of the difficult economic situation she’s in that’s even more difficult now because of her spouse’s state of health. He has cancer and needs specialized care and expenses have increased. With six children to care for, this woman deserves admiration and respect because despite her circumstances she’s not retreated and she’s clear that with effort it’s possible to move her family forward. Today, she’s asking for a loan to buy an assortment of snacks and to repair the cart she uses to transport her goods. Her greatest wish is to improve her family’s quality of life and forget economic needs.
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Yamilet a sus 49 años de edad, se dedica desde hace 18 años a la venta de mecatos de manera ambulante, debido a la difícil situación económica que padecen y que hoy es más complejo debido al estado de salud de su cónyuge. Padece de cáncer, por lo cual requiere cuidados especiales y los gastos han aumentado. Con seis hijos por los cuales velar, esta mujer es digna de admiración y respeto, pues las circunstancias no la han hecho retroceder y tiene claro que con esfuerzo es posible sacar a su familia adelante. Hoy se encuentra solicitando un crédito para la compra de surtido y la reparación de su carro en donde transporta sus productos.
Su mayor anhelo es mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y olvidarse de las necesidades económicas.

Previous Loan Details

Yamilet del Socorro J. C. is 48 years old and her dream is to have her own locale in which to sell her products. She is an untiring fighter who several years ago starting street vending salpicones and cremas (fruit and juice treats), among other products, outside a school. Her business makes ... More from Yamilet Del Socorro's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 241
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,829.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Yamilet Del Socorro to buy snacks and to repair her sales cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014