oday can be a great day for young Yeison, a man of only 20 years old who needs your support to achieve what he previously believed impossible for his age and lack of resources, that is, to start a textile business. For this he fervently requests your help to be able to buy a riveter, equipment and two textile-making machines.
For him, a dream is to have his own company in which he will start with two employees that help him in all tasks, since previously these talented young people were preoccupied with finding customers and only need machines to work.
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By supporting this loan, you’re helping a borrower launch a new business!
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.
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.