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Aristides is 26 years old and works at a business that he started 3 years ago in partnership with his wife (see photo). It is a vegetable stand located in a very busy corner in the neighborhood where they live. He works there every day and has obtained good results and it has had a positive acceptance in the area. The idea came about out of needing to make his dream come true of buying his own house. He has fought for that with hard work and a lot of dedication. This business has become the backbone of this couple's dreams. That is why he is motivated and seeking opportunities that will allow it to grow and keep going ahead. He is asking for the support of the loan to invest more in some improvements on the locale that have already been started and to buy stock wholesale (fruit and vegetables). This way, he can give his business a better image that will allow for attracting more customers and a larger variety of food, filling the needs and tastes of his buyers. Aristides, in addition to making his dream come true of having his own house, also wants to expand his business into other neighborhoods, widening his market and his family finances directly. He is aware that to achieve this he must continue working hard with discipline and organization. This is the key to achieving success and being able to enjoy a better quality of life being at his family's side.
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Aristides, a sus 26 años de edad se dedica a trabajar en un negocio que inició hace 3 años en sociedad con su esposa (ver foto), una legumbrería que se encuentra ubicada en una esquina muy transitada del barrio donde vive, allí trabaja todos los días y ha obtenido muy buenos resultados, pues la aceptación en la zona ha sido muy positiva. La idea surgió de la necesidad de cumplir el sueño de comprar casa propia, por ello ha luchado con esfuerzo y mucha dedicación. Este negocio se ha convertido en la columna vertebral de los sueños de esta pareja, por lo que se motiva y busca opciones que le permitan crecer y seguir avanzando. Solicita el apoyo del crédito para invertir en unas adecuaciones locativas que ya comenzaron y para comprar surtido al pro mayor (frutas y verduras), de esta manera podrá dar una mejor imagen al negocio, que permita atraer más clientes y ofrecer mayor variedad de alimentos, satisfaciendo las necesidades y gustos de sus compradores. Aristides, además de cumplir el sueño de tener casa propia, desea también expandir su negocio hacia otros barrios, ampliando su mercado y directamente sus finanzas familiares, pero es consciente que para lograrlo debe continuar trabajando con esfuerzo, disciplina y organización, pues esta será la clave para alcanzar el éxito y poder disfrutar al lado de su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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.

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 359
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,916.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,575 helped Aristides to invest in improvements on the locale that have already been started and to buy stock wholesale (fruit and vegetables).
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 30, 2013