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Paquita Pastora
Paquita L., 48, lives in the peri urban area of Guayaquil, which has all of the basic services. Her husband works as a taxi driver in his car. They have four children. The 22 and 23 year old children work. The 18 and 12 year olds go to public school.

Paquita started 15 years ago when a friend lent her some gas cylinders to use and sell. Little by little she started to buy and sell more cylinders. Now Paquita works from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. everyday. Her children help her. She sells each cylinder for $2.25. One of the problems she has is the delinquency in her area.

With this loan she wants to buy more gas cylinders and improve her business location. In the future she wants to have a gas distributorship and be able to build branch businesses.
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Paquita L. de 48 años, vive en una zona periurbana en la Perimetral de Guayaquil, cuenta con todos los servicios básicos, su esposo trabaja como taxista en su carro con el tiene 4 hijos de 22, 23 trabajan y los de 18, 12 estudian en escuela y colegio fiscal.

Paquita comenzó hace 15 años cuando una amiga le presto uno cilindros de gas para que los utilizara y los vendiera poco a poco Paquita comenzó a vender y comprar mas cilindros. Ahora Paquita trabaja desde las 07h00 hasta las 22h00 todos los días con la ayuda de uno de sus hijos, vende cada cilindro de gas a $ 2.25. Una de las dificultades que tiene es la delincuencia de su sector.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar más cilindros de gas y adecuar mejor el local para el negocio. En el futuro quiere tener una distribuidora de gas y poder sacar sucursales de su negocio.

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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.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,585,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Paquita Pastora tanks of gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2009
Jan 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011