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Gloria Matilde
Gloria is 61 years old and lives in the suburbs of Guayaquil (an urban zone where most of the residents are part of the informal economy). She is a seamstress and has been making clothing for 15 years. She began doing this so that she could support her children when they were very young. Little by little, and with lots of effort, she’s been able earn enough money to maintain herself economically; she does not have any other source of income because she is separated. She works from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

[Gloria] would like to use the money from this loan to buy clothing and utensils that will allow her to improve her sewing. In the future she wants to make some improvements to her house and make better use of her workshop space.
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Gloria de 61 años, vive en el Suburbio de Guayaquil(zona urbana, la mayoría de habitantes son comerciantes informales), ella es costurera y confecciona ropa.

Hace 15 años atrás ella cose ropa para poder mantener a sus hijos cuando eran pequeños, poco a poco con esfuerzo a podido tener dinero para mantenerse estable económicamente porque no cuenta con otro ingreso ya que esta separada. Trabaja desde las 08h00am hasta 22h00pm.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar ropa y utensilios para coser mejor, en el futuro quiere arreglar mejor su casa, y poder readecuar el espacio que tiene para taller de costura.

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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
  • 47
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,293,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gloria Matilde sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011