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Francisco Luis
Francisco, 46, lives with his common-law wife and has been working as a farmer for 12 years. He comes from a humble rural family where he learned everything related to animal husbandry and agriculture. Currently, he sells pigs and also grows crops on the land where he lives. He is able to earn enough income to maintain his household.

Francisco is an active, hard-working man who struggles daily with much care and dedication to provide for his family. He is requesting a loan to continue in his work. The money will be used to buy more piglets ro raise and farm supplies (fertilizers, fungicides, etc.) to achieve a more productive, profitable harvest.

With his humbleness and simple lifestyle, Francisco only wants to give his family economic stability and food on the table. This, to him, means they will have a good lifestyle.
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Francisco a sus 46 años de edad, vive con su pareja en unión libre. Se ha dedicado a las labores del campo desde que tenía 12 años, pues viene de una familia campesina muy humilde, con quien aprendió todo lo relacionado con el cuidado de animales y la agricultura. Actualmente comercializa cerdos y además posee cultivos en la finca donde vive; de estas actividades percibe los ingresos suficientes para llevar el sustento diario a su hogar. Es un hombre pujante, activo y trabajador, lucha diariamente con esmero y dedicación para sacar adelante a su familia. Solicita el crédito como apoyo para continuar con sus labores, con el dinero comprará más lechones para cría y engorde e insumos agrícolas (abonos, fertilizantes, fungicidas, entre otros) para que la cosecha sea más productiva y pueda ser vendida con mayor facilidad en el mercado, generando así un margen de utilidad más amplio. Francisco con su humildad y su sencillez sólo desea poder tener una estabilidad económica favorable para que su familia no pase ninguna dificultad y proveer siempre el alimento, lo que para él significa disfrutar de buenas condiciones de vida.

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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.


About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 269
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,892,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,916.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Francisco Luis to buy piglets to raise and farm supplies (fertilizers, fungicides, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015