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Veronica Leticia
Verónica Rodríguez, 30, lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil along the city's Perimetral (ring road) in a cement house. Her husband sells fish from a bicycle. They have a son who is 10 years old. She started out as a domestic employee; when she lost that job she bought fish in the market in Guayaquil and decided that this was going to be her main economic activity. Now she works in the area outside her home selling fish and shrimp each day. Her husband helps her with the sale of shrimp on his bicycle. She sells fish at $2.00 per pound, the shrimp at $2.00 per pound and the calamari at $2.00 per pound. One of the complications of her business is dealing with crime. With this loan she wants to buy fish, shrimp and calamari for her business. In the future she wants to have a place to sell seafood.
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Verónica Rodríguez de 30 años, vive en una zona periurbana en la Perimetral de Guayaquil,su casa es de cemento. Su esposo vende pescados en una bicicleta con el tiene un hijo de 10 años.

Ella empezó como empleada domestica, cuando la despidieron ella compro pescados en el mercado de Guayaquil y decidió que esa iba a ser su actividad.

Ahora ella trabaja en las afueras de su casa vendiendo pescados y camarones todos los días, su esposo la ayuda con la venta de los mariscos en bicicleta. Vende los pescados a $ 2.00 la libra, los camarones a $ 2.00 la libra y el calamar a $ 2.00 la libra. Una de las complicaciones es la delincuencia.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar pescados, camarones y calamar para su negocio. En el futuro quiere tener un local de venta de mariscos.

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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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,419,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Veronica Leticia to buy fish, shrimp and calamari.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011