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Angela Marina
Ángela is 46 years old. She makes and sews clothes in her home. She lives in a peri-urban area called Paraíso de la Flor. It is located in a region which is characterized by its dirt roads and mountains.

She learned to sew when she was a little girl because her mom taught her so that she would have an opportunity to work independently. At the age of 20, she began sewing and making clothes for her neighbors and friends. Little by little she was able to buy her own sewing machine and have a clearly defined number of customers. She currently has her sewing and dressmaking workshop in her home. She works from 7.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday, making clothes to order and mending them.

She would like to use her loan to buy a sewing machine since the one she has is already old. In the future, she would like for her four children to be professionals and to have a stationery shop in her home.
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Ángela de 46 años, confecciona y cose ropa en su casa. Vive en una zona periurbana llamada Paraíso de la flor ubicada en una zona caracterizada por sus caminos de tierra y montañas.

Desde pequeña ella aprendió a coser porque su mama le enseño para que tenga una oportunidad de trabajar independientemente. A la edad de 20 años inicio cosiendo y confecciona ropa a sus vecinos y amigos poco a poco pudo comprar su propia máquina de coser y tener ya un numero definido de clientes. En la actualidad tienen su taller de costura y confección en su casa, trabaja desde las 07h30am hasta las 16h30pm de lunes a viernes haciendo ropa por pedido y enmendándola.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar una máquina de coser porque la que tiene ya esta vieja. En el futuro quiere que sus cuatro hijos sean profesionales y tener una papelería en su casa.

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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
  • 75
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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 Angela Marina sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011