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Mariuxi Mercedes
32-year-old Mriuxi lives in a house made of reeds in the settlement el Fortín in the outskirts of Guayaquil. She has three children. She sells food from the window of her house. Outside she has a table for her customers that want to eat there (see the photo).

Before selling food from her home, she worked at a food stand on the corner by her house, but seeing that the income was good, she decided to work from home making the food. Little by little she bought the plastic tables and chairs for her customers. She works from 10am to 7pm every day.

In order to increase her supplies of food, she wants to use the loan to buy meat, rice and drinks for her food-selling business. In the future she wants to have a lot more customers and her children to continue studying.
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Mariuxi de 32 años, vive en una zona periurbana en el Fortín de Guayaquil, su casa es de caña y tiene tres hijos. Ella vende comida por la ventana de su casa, afuera tiene una mesa para los clientes que quieren comer allí (observen la foto).

Antes de vender comida en su casa, ella trabajaba en un puesto de la esquina de su casa de comida pero al ver que era bueno sus ingresos decidió trabajar desde su casa haciendo la comida, poco a poco compro sillas y mesas plásticas para mas comodidad de sus clientes. Trabaja desde las 10h00 hasta las 19h00pm todos los días.

Para tener mas víveres para cocinar ella quiere comprar con el préstamo carnes, arroz y bebidas para su negocio de venta de comida. En el futuro quiere tener muchos mas clientes y que sus hijos continúen estudiando.

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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
  • 64
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,577,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mariuxi Mercedes to buy drinks, meat and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011