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Patricia Elizabeth
Patricia is 24 years old and lives in an urban area called “Las Orquídeas” ["The Orchids"], so-named because when it was discovered, there were many orchid flowers there. She makes and sews clothing.

Because of the lack of opportunities, Patricia started making clothes by hand. Through her efforts, she was later able to buy a sewing machine. Since that time, she has run her sewing workshop out of her home. She works from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

In order to continue producing and creating clothing, she wants to use this loan to buy fabric, thread, and buttons. In the future, she wants to provide her two children with a better life, as she is a single mother.
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Patricia de 24 años, vive en una zona urbana llamada “Las Orquídeas” llamado así porque en su descubrimiento habían muchas flores orquídeas. Ella confecciona y cose ropa.

Por la falta de oportunidades ella empezó cociendo a mano las ropas, después pudo comprar con esfuerzo una maquina de cocer. Desde ese tiempo hasta ahora ella trabaja en su casa con su taller de confección de ropa. Trabaja desde las 08h00am hasta las 17h00pm.

Para seguir produciendo y confeccionando ropa ella quiere comprar con el préstamo telas, hilos y botones. En el futuro quiere darle una mejor vida a sus dos hijos ya que es madre soltera.

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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
  • 51
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,303,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Patricia Elizabeth to buy fabric, thread, and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012