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Juan Vicente
57-year-old Juan makes porcelain figurines and sells them to stores. He lives in a peri-urban area with all the basic services that is located in the Perimetral de Guayaquil area, surrounded by a marsh.

Juan makes porcelain figurines with ceramic powder. The process is simple. First, he mixes in some additives and makes a mass. Then he puts it in special molds in the form of figurines. Afterwards, he puts them in a kiln heated to 60 degrees centigrade. He lets them cool and then begins painting their faces. He starts making the figurines at 8am and in the afternoon sells them in the center of the city.

With the loan, he wants to buy materials such as additives and ceramic powder to make more figurines and have greater income. In the future he wants to operate the business out of his home and have a dental clinic for his oldest daughter.
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Juan de 57 años, elabora muñecos de porcelana y los vende a las tienda, vive en una zona periurbana con todos los servicios básicos el lugar está ubicado en la Perimetral de Guayaquil zona rodeada de un estero.

Juan elabora muñecos de porcelana con cerámica en polvo el proceso es sencillo primero mescla con algunos adictivos y hace una masa y la coloca en moldes especiales con formas de muñecos, después los mete al horno con una temperatura de 60º cent, los deja enfriar y les comienza hacer la imagen con pintura. Comienza hacer los muñecos desde las 08h00am y en la tarde los vende en el centro de la ciudad.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar materiales como adictivos, cerámica en polvo para hacer mas muñecos y tener mayores ingresos. En el futuro quiere tener el negocio en su casa y tener una consultoría dental para su hija mayor.

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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
  • $25,019,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Juan Vicente to buy additives and ceramic powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2011