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Angela Lastenia
Ángela is 54 years old. She has a dressmaking and sewing workshop in her living room. She lives with her husband in an area which is characterized by the fact that most of its inhabitants are traders and salesmen. The area is called Guayaquil.

10 years ago she set up her dressmaking and sewing workshop because she liked the work and also to help her husband with family expenses. She started out with one sewing machine but because of the good work which she has been doing she has been able to buy three machines. She does her work at any time because her sewing workshop is in the living room of her home as she doesn't have a fixed business premises.

She would like to use the loan to buy fabric and rolls of thread to make more clothes to sell to her customers. In the future, she would like to continue working as a dressmaker and have money to enlarge her business.
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Ángela de 54 años, tiene un taller de confección y costura en la sala de su casa. Vive con su esposo en una zona caracterizada porque la mayoría de sus habitantes son comerciantes llamada suburbio de Guayaquil.

Hace 10 años atrás ella comenzó con su taller de confección y costura porque le gustaba realizar esta actividad y también ayudar con los gastos familiares a su esposo. Comenzó con una máquina de coser pero por el buen trabajo que ha venido realizando ha podido comprar tres maquinas. Su trabajo lo realiza a cualquier hora ya que su taller de costura lo tiene en la sala de su casa ya que no tiene un local fijo.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar telas y rollos de hijos para confeccionar más ropa y tener a la venta para sus clientes. En el futuro quiere seguir trabajando como confeccionista y tener dinero para hacer más grande su negocio.

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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
  • 55
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,996,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Angela Lastenia fabric, rolls of thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012