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Maria Paulina
María, who is 50 years old, has a small seafood eatery. She lives on a small street called "Playas" ["Beaches"], one of the tourist places in Ecuador with a diverse selection of seafood.

She began 30 years ago with a small wooden stand on the main street of the beach. But 10 years ago, after her husband died, to be able to improve economically and give her children a better life, she began her business in her home. She works on the weekends making the most of the tourists that arrive to buy the typical food of the Ecuadorian coast. The minimum cost of the dishes is from $3.00 to $7.00. She sells "cebiches" (a typical seafood dish), fried fish, breaded shrimp, etc.

With the loan, she wants to buy tables and chairs to be able to enlarge her business and so that her customers can be comfortable. In the future she wants to improve her business and quality of life.
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María de 50 años, tiene un pequeño comedor de mariscos. Vive en un cantón llamado Playas uno de los lugares turísticos del Ecuador con una diversa dimensión de mariscos.

Hace 30 años comenzó con un pequeño puesto de madera en la calle principal de la playa. Pero hace 10 años que murió su esposo para poder superarse más económicamente y darles una mejor vida a sus hijos comenzó con su negocio en un local. Trabaja los fines de semana aprovechando los turistas que llegan para comprar la comida típica de la costa del Ecuador. El mínimo del costo de los platos es de $ 3.00 hasta $ 7.00 vende cebiches, pescado frito, camarones apanados etc.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar mesas y sillas para poder agrandar su negocio y que sus clientes estén comodos. En el futuro quiere mejorar su negocio y calidad de vida.

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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
  • 68
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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 $1,000 helped Maria Paulina to buy tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011