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Eider Arbey
Eider is a 32-year-old man. He is married and the father of two children who are 11 and four years old. Due to unemployment and lack of work opportunities, his family has gone through very difficult financial times. But with an entrepreneurial attitude and dreams of moving ahead, he continued looking for options that would allow him to get ahead. Six months ago, an opportunity presented itself to rent some space that has synthetic soccer field turf, which he rents out by the hour. He also has a store next to the field where he sells cakes, hydrating drinks, sodas, and liquor. With this, he has generated income to continue supporting his household. The borrower is requesting the loan to purchase fixed assets (tables and chairs) and stock up on wholesale items (cakes, beer, sodas, hydrating drinks, and candies). With this he will be able to improve his business' image so his customers will be more comfortable and be able to enjoy the space, as well as so he can offer a better variety of products to satisfy the different tastes of the people who patronize his business. The will augment his sales, and, ultimately, his revenues. Eider dreams of having his own soccer field to be able to improve his finances so he will be able to offer his children a better education and improve his entire family's quality of life.
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Eider es un hombre de 32 años de edad, es casado y padre de dos hijos de 11 y 4 años. Debido al desempleo y la falta de oportunidades laborales, su familia ha pasado por una situación económica muy difícil, pero con su actitud emprendedora y con ganas de salir adelante siguió buscando opciones que le permitieran salir adelante y hace 6 meses se le presentó la oportunidad de alquilar un espacio que tiene una cancha sintética de fútbol la cual alquila por horas, además cuenta con una tienda al lado de la cancha donde ofrece mecato, bebidas hidratantes, gaseosas, y licor, con esto ha logrado recibir ingresos para continuar con el sustento de su hogar. El prestatario solicita el crédito para invertirlo en la compra de activos fijos (mesas y sillas) y surtido al por mayor (mecato, cerveza, gaseosa, bebidas hidratantes, confitería); con esto podrá mejorar la imagen de su negocio para que sus clientes estén cómodos y puedan disfrutar del espacio y ofrecerá mayor variedad de productos para satisfacer los diferentes gustos de las personas que visitan su negocio; esto aumentará sus ventas y por ende sus ingresos. Eider sueña con tener su cancha sintética propia para poder mejorar su economía, de esta forma podrá ofrecer mejor educación a sus hijos y mejorar la calidad de vida de toda la familia.

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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
  • 298
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,904,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,872.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Eider Arbey purchase fixed assets (tables and chairs) and stock up on wholesale items (cakes, beer, sodas, hydrating drinks, and candies).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015