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Jesús Alfonso
Jesús, at the age of 26, works as a practicioner of accounting in a consulting business located in the town where he lives. But, in the spirit of generating income on his own account, he wants to begin a productive project, a fast food business, since he has knowledge about the management of this type of business because he had the opportunity to work in this field at the age of 18. His entrepreneurial spirit, his enthusiasm, and his will to achieve and progress drive him to apply for the loan, with which he wants to buy a fast-food cart, cooking utensils, and wholesale stock (breads, salsas, cold meats, cheeses, and soft drinks, among other items). Thus he will be able to start up his business idea, with which he hopes to generate the necessary income to assist his family with the economic burden of the household. Furthermore, he has the advantage of having knowledge in accounting, which will allow him to better track his income and expenditures in order to make this business a source of income that in time is profitable and sustainable. Jesús shows his eagerness to start his project, since he wants to get a reputation and become known in the district and in the future be able to set up his business in a well-located commercial location with a greater flow of people, generating greater income to offer his family a better quality of life and well-being.
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Jesús, a sus 26 años de edad, se desempeña como practicante de contabilidad en una empresa de asesorías ubicada en el pueblo donde reside pero, con el ánimo de generar los ingresos por cuenta propia, desea iniciar un proyecto productivo, un negocio de comidas rápidas ya que posee conocimientos en el manejo de este tipo de negocios, pues a los 18 años tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar en este campo de acción. Su espíritu emprendedor, su entusiasmo y las ganas de superarse y progresar lo impulsan para solicitar el crédito con el que desea comprar un carro de perros, utensilios de cocina y surtido al por mayor (panes, salsas, carnes frías, quesos, gaseosas, entre otros), así podrá poner en marcha su idea de negocio, con el que espera generar los recursos necesarios para apoyar a su familia con la carga económica del hogar, además tiene la ventaja de tener conocimientos en contabilidad, lo que le permitirá llevar un mayor control en sus entradas y salidas para hacer de esta actividad, una fuente de ingresos rentable y sostenible en el tiempo. Jesús, manifiesta sus ansias para iniciar con su proyecto, pues desea acreditarlo y darse a conocer en el sector y, en un futuro poder montar su negocio en un local comercial bien ubicado, con mayor afluencia de personas, generando mayores ingresos para brindar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y bienestar.

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This loan is designed for an entrepreneur who needs working capital to start a brand new business. Along with the loan, Kiva's field partner Interactuar provides counseling, training courses, and other financial resources to help new, riskier entrepreneurs set up young businesses.

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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
  • 305
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,235,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,883.2
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Jesús Alfonso to buy a fast-food cart, cooking utensils, and wholesale stock (breads, salsas, cold meats, cheeses, and soft drinks, among other items).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014