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Maura Melva
Maura Tómala, 55, lives on the outskirts of the Perimetral de Guayaquil, in a brick house with water and light as her basic services. She has been separated for 10 years from her husband, with whom she had a daughter.


Maura started working as a seamstress in her house and, with the little income she earned from doing this activity, was able to set up a small stall selling sweets. She now works every day, selling colas, sweets, snacks etc. One of the major difficulties that she has in her business is the crime in her area.


With the loan, she would like to buy snacks, sweets, colas, jellies, to have a greater range in her business. In the future, she would like to set up a goods store in her house and thereby be able to improve her house.

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Maura Tómala de 55 años, vive en una zona periurbana su vivienda esta ubicada en la Perimetral de Guayaquil, su casa es de ladrillos tiene agua y luz como servicio básicos, tiene ya 10 años de estar separada de su esposo con el tubo 1 hija.

Maura comenzó siendo costurera en su casa con los pocos ingresos que tenia haciendo esta actividad pudo ponerse un pequeño puesto de venta de dulces, ahora ella trabaja todos los días vendiendo colas, dulces, snack etc. Una de las mayores dificultades que tiene en su negocio es la delincuencia que hay en su sector.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar snack, dulces, colas, gelatinas para poner tener más surtido su negocio. En el futuro quiere poner un bazar en su casa y poder así mejorar su vivienda.

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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
  • 96
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,110,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maura Melva to buy sweets, colas and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 8, 2010
Listed
Jan 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011