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Leonor Lourdes
Lourdes is 38 years old and lives in the Periurbano area, located in Paraíso de Guayaquil. She has a concrete home with basic services, such as water and electricity. Lourdes is single with three children ages, 14, 11, and 3. All are in school.

Lourdes began selling small items in her sundry shop and later studied cosmetology at a beauty academy so that she could bring in additional income. She has had her beauty and sundry shops for five years. Her children work in the sundry shop, while she works in the beauty shop. One of her big challenges is the insecurity within the sector.

She would like to use the money from this loan to buy clothing, stuffed animals, and cards to sell in her sundry shop. In the future she would like to add more display cases to her sundry shop so that it will be the best in the zone.
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Lourdes L. de 38 años de edad, vive en un sector periurbano ubicada en Paraíso de Guayaquil su casa es de cemento y tiene como servicios básicos agua y luz, Lourdes es soltera con 3 hijos uno de 14 años, 11 años, 3 años todos estudiando en la Escuela Fiscal.

Lourdes empezó con unas pequeñas cosas en su bazar, después se puso a estudiar belleza en una academia para tener otro ingreso, ya hace 5 años tiene su gabinete de belleza y su bazar, sus hijos atienden el bazar mientras que ella esta en el gabinete, uno de sus mayores inconvenientes es la inseguridad de su sector.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar ropa, peluches, tarjetas, para agrandar el negocio del bazar, en el futuro quiere incrementar su bazar poniendo mas vitrinas y que así sea el mejor de la zona.

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About Banco D-MIRO

Banco D-MIRO is a microfinance institution that serves the most vulnerable sectors of Ecuador’s economy. It offers very small loan sizes without requiring collateral, expanding access to borrowers who would not otherwise be able to access capital to start and grow their own businesses. It also specifically targets borrowers who are excluded from formal financial systems due to race, ethnicity, gender, disability or illness.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 101
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  • $25,071,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Leonor Lourdes cards, notebooks, and sundries for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010