Update on Edwin AndrésEdwin, who is 21, continues the business which he inherited from his father. He works in agriculture, growing tree tomatoes and papas criollas (yellow potatoes) in a district of the municipality of Sonsón, in the west of Antioquia department. He sells his produce in the municipality's marketplace. He dreams of expanding his production capacity and improving his quality of life and so he is seeking a loan to buy agricultural supplies such as manure and sprinklers for his crop. This will enable him to boost his yield and improve his sales. He dreams of going to university and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Y para ello se encuentra solicitando un crédito que invertirá en la compra de insumos agrícolas como abono y riegos para su cultivo, así generará una mejor producción e incrementará las ventas.
Sueña con ingresar a al universidad y convertirse en un gran empresario.
Previous Loan DetailsEdwin is a young farmer who is 21 years of age. He has engaged in farming since childhood and learned this trade from his father. Edwin currently grows potato and tomato crops. His products are sold on Sundays at the central market in the town of Sonsón, Antioquia, Colombia. Edwin is a y... More from Edwin Andrés's previous loan »
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By funding this loan, you are promoting entrepreneurship in remote regions, including areas recovering from guerilla warfare in Colombia, and helping to reverse the rural exodus which occurred in the past decades when a the rural population fled their countryside homes for the safer cities.
This Kiva loan was created by Kiva's field partner Interactuar specifically for Kiva funding, in an effort to reach more borrowers in rural areas. Most of the Interactuar's lending operations are focused in urban parts of Medellin. But this loan product is designed to provide working capital to riskier agricultural businesses who have been traditionally excluded from the finance sector.
Important InformationThis 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.
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