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Neiva Maricela
Neiva is 29 years old. She raises and sells chickens. She lives with her son in Playas canton. This is one of Ecuador's tourist destinations and it is noted for it wide variety of seafood.

Neiva began raising chickens 6 years ago but because she lacked capital she left the business and turned to something else. However, a year ago she returned to her chicken business with some savings which she had built up because it is a profitable business and she likes raising animals. Now she has a chicken nursery in her home. Her mother helps to feed the chickens in the mornings at 6.00am because Neiva has to look after her 9 year-old son and gets him off to school. She works in the afternoon until 8.00pm selling the big chickens which weigh 6 – 7 pounds. To make more income she has also started selling plastic goods.

Neiva will use her loan to buy chickens so that she has more animals to sell and also plastic goods so that she has another source of income. In the future, she would like to have her own home and have premises from which she can sell her chickens.
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Neiva de 29 años, cría y vende pollos. Vive con su hijo en un cantón llamado Playas uno de los lugares turísticos del Ecuador con una diversa dimensión de mariscos.

Hace 6 años se dedicaba a criar pollos pero por falta de capital dejo el negocio y si dedico a otra cosa. Pero hace un año atrás ella retomo el negocio de los pollos con unos ahorros que tenia porque son rentables y les gusta criar animales comestibles. Ahora tiene un criadero de pollos en su casa y su mama le ayuda a darles la comida en la mañana a los pollos desde las 06h00am hasta que ella atiende a su hijo de 9 años para que vaya a la escuela. Trabaja en las tardes hasta las 20h00pm vendiendo los pollos grandes que pesan de 6 a 7 libras. Para tener más ingresos ha comenzado a vender artículos plásticos.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar pollos para tener más animales para vender y plásticos para tener otra fuente de ingreso. En el futuro quiere tener su propia casa y tener un local para vender pollos.

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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
  • 89
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Neiva Maricela to buy chickens and plastic goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012