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Ana Elvia
Ana is a business woman who's business is located in a residential area. For the great love and preoccupation she has for her children she decided to move to be close to them. She sells merchandise like hair conditioner, shampoo, deodorants, clothing, etc. She sells to friends and people in her neighborhood. She has come to realize that her volume of sales is low. This is the principal challenge and threat for her business.

Her store is the only way Ana has of supporting herself as nobody is giving her anything. She is a single mother and although her children are adults, they have their own responsibilities and the money they sometimes give her is not enough to cover her needs. So for this reason Ana every day opens her store with the hopes that her sales improve.

Ana is requesting a loan to buy merchandise wholesale to restock her store and make it more attractive. Also so customers can find a greater variety of products. She hopes to increase the money flowing into her purse and be successful enough to be able to hire people who like her are denied work due to age and health.
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Ana es una comerciante que tenía su negocio ubicado en un sector residencial, pero por el gran afecto y preocupación que tiene hacia sus hijos decidió mudarse cerca de ellos, se dedica a la venta de mercancía como acondicionadores para el cabello, shampoo, desodorantes, ropa entre otras las cuales les vende ha amigas y personas de barrio, cabe aclarar su volumen de ventas no es muy grande siendo este su principal reto y amenaza para su establecimiento, este local es lo único que tiene la señora Ana para sustentarse pues nunca espero que nadie le regalara nada y más aún es una madre soltera y aunque sus hijos ya son mayores de edad estos tiene responsabilidades y la plata que en ocasiones le dan a su madre no le alcanza para cubrir todos su gastos, por esta razón Ana todos los días abre su negocio con la esperanza de que sus ventas mejores, solicita un crédito para la compra de mercancía al por mayor, y así resurtir su negocio para hacerlo más atractivo, para que en el encuentre una mayor variedad de productos con el único anhelo y deseo de aumentar su flujo de caja y tener tal éxito que pueda generar empleo a personas que como ella el estado le negó un empleo por sus condiciones de salud y edad.

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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
  • 230
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,925,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,935.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ana Elvia to buy merchandise in bulk to have more variety to offer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015