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Bella Leticia
Bella, 35, lives with her children, ages 14 and 19, in Paraíso de Guayaquil (city outskirts with dirt roads and houses in the mountains). She has a small butcher shop.

Her husband began the business in order to take care of their family. Watching her husband work made Bella want to help with household expenses as well and have her own butchershop. When she separated from her husband, she invested her savings in meats for her own butcher shop. Since then, the has worked every day from 7AM until 11PM. Suppliers bring her meat every two days.

With the loan, Bella wants to buy all kinds of meat so that she can offer her customers variety. In the future she wants to have a bigger business so that her children can help her when they grow up.
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Bella de 35 años, vive con sus hijos de 14 y 9 años en el Paraíso de Guayaquil (zona periurbana, con caminos de tierra y las casas están ubicadas en montañas), tiene una pequeña carnicería.

Su esposo comenzó con el negocio para poder mantener a su familia, ella al verlo trabajar también quiso ayudar con los gastos familiares y tener su propia carnicería. Cuando se separo de su esposo ella por su cuenta invirtió sus ahorros en carnes para tener su propia carnicería. Desde ese tiempo hasta ahora trabaja desde las 07h00am hasta las 23h00pm todos los días. Las carnes le traen cada dos días los proveedores.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar carnes de todo tipo para que sus clientes tengan diversidad al comprar. En el futuro quiere tener un negocio mas grande para que le ayuden sus hijas cuando ya crezcan.

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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
  • 81
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,065,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bella Leticia meat for Butcher Shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011