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Jose Antonio
José is 62 years old and lives in an urban area called Suburbio, which is characterized by the fact the majority of the people living there are informal merchants. He is a shoemaker and has his own shoe workshop.

He learned to make shoes as a child with the help of his father and when he had his family, he was able to purchase machines to create his own shoe workshop. With effort, little by little, he has distributed shoes to different stores. He starts work very early making sandals and casual shoes, as well as repairing shoes.

With this loan he wants to purchase shoemaking materials such as glue, straps, etc. In the future he would like for his sandals to become known and sold throughout the country.

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José de 62 años, vive en una zona urbana llamada “Suburbio” caracterizada porque la mayoría de habitantes son comerciantes informales. Es zapatero en su propio taller de calzado.

Aprendió hacer zapatos con la ayuda de su papa desde muy joven, hasta que tubo su familia y pudo comprar maquinas para hacer su propio taller de calzados, poco a poco con esfuerzo a podido distribuir zapatos en distintos almacenes. Trabaja desde muy temprano haciendo sandalias, zapatos casuales y reparándolos.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar materiales para hacer mas zapatos como pegamento, correas etc. En el futuro quiere que las sandalias que hace lleguen a ser conocidas y comercializadas por todo el país.

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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
  • 94
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Jose Antonio shoe straps and glue.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2011