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Luz Piedad
Luz is a woman who has had to face many difficulties throughout her life. After she separated from her husband because of his problems with alcohol and abuse, she assumed responsibility for supporting her young son and searched for money and work on her own.

She works in a barber shop selling her arts and crafts that she makes at home. These are necklaces, bracelets, and crafts of different styles and colors. She also works with Natura brand products and makes and sells personal hygiene and care products.

She is asking for support to buy necessary supplies, such as nylon and costume jewelry parts, to continue making her articles, and also Natura products so she can continue making sales. This way she will be able to obtain the income she needs to support her 14 year old son and provide him with a quality education.

She dreams of having a shop where she can exhibit her products.
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Luz es una mujer que ha tenido que enfrentar múltiples dificultades a lo largo de su vida.
Luego de separarse el hombre que era su esposo por problemas con el alcohol por parte de él y maltratos familiares, tuvo la responsabilidad de sostener a su hijo pequeño buscando dinero y trabajo por sus propios medios.
Trabajo en una peluquería en la que exhibía sus artículos artesanales que ella misma fabrica en su casa. Son collares, pulseras y aretes de diversos estilos y colores. Adicional a esto, trabaja con productos de la marca Natura que se dedica a la elaboración y comercialización de productos de higiene y cuidado personal.
Ella solicita un apoyo para comprar los insumos necesarios para seguir fabricando sus artículos como nylon y elementos de bisutería, además de comprar productos de Natura para continuar con sus ventas, de esta forma podrá obtener los ingresos necesarios para su sostenimiento y la manutención de su hijo de 14 años ofreciéndole una educación de calidad.
Sueña con tener un local en el cual pueda exhibir sus productos.

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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
  • 244
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,925.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Luz Piedad to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
May 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015