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Hernando De Jesus

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Hernando is 45 years old and is a married father of 2 children. He lives on his own plantation where he works growing sugar cane, coffee and fruit trees, a trade which he learned from his father when he was young. To generate income, he sells the products he harvests, and in this way he manages to provide for his family. He is hard-working and passionate about his family and his work. This has prompted him to request a second loan, which he will use to buy farming supplies (manure, fertilizer, fungicides) to fertilize his crops, especially his coffee plants. With this help, he will be able to harvest a better-quality product and sell it at a better price at the market, thus increasing his income. Hernando dreams of growing more crops, since he has the land to do this on, and in this way provide well-being and financial stability for his family and continue moving forward.
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Hernando, con 45 años de edad, es un hombre casado y padre de 2 hijos. Vive en una finca propia donde se dedica a las labores agrícolas y tiene cultivos de caña de azúcar, café y árboles frutales, actividad que aprendió de su padre cuando era joven. Para generar ingresos, él sale a vender los productos que cosecha y así logra llevar el sustento a su hogar. El titular es trabajador, apasionado por su familia y por su trabajo, esto lo motivó a solicitar su segundo ciclo de crédito como apoyo, con el que comprará insumos agrícolas (abonos, fertilizantes, fungicidas) para reabonar sus cultivos, especialmente el cultivo de café, con esto podrá cosechar productos de mejor calidad y venderlos a mejor precio en el mercado, para así obtener mejores ingresos. Hernando sueña con poder ampliar sus cultivos, ya que cuenta con el terreno para hacerlo y así poder brindar bienestar y una estabilidad económica a su familia, para seguir adelante.

Previous Loan Details

Hernando has spent most of his life working in agriculture which he learned when he was a very young boy from his father working at his side. With a crop of coffee and another of sugar cane, he earns the income needed to pay the household expenses of his wife and two children who are 14 and 16 ye... More from Hernando De Jesus's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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 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
  • 303
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,881.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Hernando De Jesus to buy farming supplies (manure, fertilizer, fungicides) to fertilize his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014