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Leon Isaias
León is 54 years old and has a cabinetmaking workshop. He has five children with his wife, and lives in a canton called Playas, one of the touristic areas of Ecuador famous for seafood.

Before becoming a cabinetmaker and having his own business, he was a mason for the city of Guayaquil. On one of his jobs, he was contracted to make furniture, and he began to like the profession when he made his first piece by himself. When he and his family moved to Playas, he decided that he would have a furniture workshop in the back of his house. Little by little with effort he was able to work with the help of his children and some friends. He works from 7am to 6pm every day. He makes all types of furniture, like closets, doors, living room furniture, wooden windows, etc.

With this loan, he wants to buy wood in order to make furniture for contracts he has with companies. In the future he wants to build a house for his whole family to live in and to expand his woodshop in another location.
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León de 54 años, el tiene un taller de ebanistería tiene cinco hijos con su esposa, vive en un cantón llamado Playas uno de los lugares turísticos del Ecuador con una diversa dimensión de mariscos.

Antes de ser ebanista y de tener su propio negocio el fue albañil de la ciudad de Guayaquil en uno de sus trabajos lo contrataron para hacer muebles, comenzó a gustarle esta profesión cuando hizo solo su primer mueble. Cuando fue con su familia a playas para vivir decidió que tendría su taller de muebles en la parte delantera de su casa. Poco a poco con esfuerzo a podido trabajar con ayuda de sus hijos y unos amigos. Trabaja desde las 07h00am hasta las 18h00pm todos los días. El hace todo tipo de muebles como closet, puertas, juegos de sala, ventanas de madera etc.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar madera para tener oportunidades de hacer mas muebles para los contratos que hace con compañías. En el futuro quiere construir una casa para que viva toda su familia e incrementar su taller de madera en otra local.

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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
  • 69
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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 Leon Isaias wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012