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Zuleima Alexandra
Alexandra, who is 39 years old, lives with her husband and her young son. She has had work experience as a salesperson in various grocery stores in the municipality she lives in, which allowed her to generate income to support her household for several years. She is an enterprising, hardworking, and very active woman, but a lack of job opportunities made it impossible for her to find employment. For this reason, she decided to go out on her own and start her own business. To achieve this, she is asking for this loan to outfit a space in her home to start her own beauty salon and she needs to buy fixed assets (styling chairs, mirrors, a station, a dryer, a straightening iron) and bulk supplies (shampoo, conditioner, hair treatments) so she can offer her clients good service and take advantage of the experience she has acquired carrying out this service at home. This will give her the financial stability she needs to get her son ahead and to provide the resources to support her household. Thus, she will improve her family's quality of life and offer her son an excellent education.
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Alexandra, a sus 39 años de edad, vive con su esposo y su pequeño hijo. Ha tenido experiencia laboral como vendedora en diversos almacenes del municipio donde reside, con lo cual generó ingresos para apoyar el sostenimiento de su hogar durante varios años. Es una mujer emprendedora, trabajadora y muy activa, pero por falta de oportunidades laborales no le ha sido posible emplearse, razón por la cual decidió independizarse y montar su propio negocio, para lograrlo, solicita el crédito con el fin de adecuar un espacio de su casa para comenzar su propia sala de belleza, y requiere comprar activos fijos (sillas de peluquería, espejos, tocador, secador, plancha) e insumos al por mayor (shampoo, acondicionador, tratamientos capilares) con lo que podrá ofrecer un buen servicio a sus clientes y aprovechar la experiencia que ha obtenido realizando el servicio a domicilio. Esto le permitirá tener una estabilidad económica adecuada para sacar adelante a su hijo y aportar los recursos para el sostenimiento del hogar; además quiere comenzar a ahorrar para cumplir su principal sueño, de hacer crecer su negocio, acreditarlo y prestando un excelente servicio para que sea reconocido, así mejorará la calidad de vida de su familia y le brindará a su hijo una excelente educación.

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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
  • 398
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,887.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,200 helped Zuleima Alexandra to buy fixed assets (styling chairs, mirrors, a station, a dryer, a flat iron) and bulk supplies (shampoo, conditioner, hair treatments).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013