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Maria Dolores
María, 43, designs and makes clothes in a small shop that she’s set up in her home. She lives in a canton called Playas, one of Ecuador’s tourist sites that has a vast array of seafood.

When she was young she took a clothes making and design course with the idea of having her own dressmaking shop. When she turned 15 she started to make clothes for her neighbors and friends and bit by bit, with effort, she has turned this activity into economic stability because it produces income. Now, she works from 8am until 8pm designing and sewing in her house which is where she has her workshop.

She wants to use the loan to buy sewing machines because she needs to increase her sales volume. One of her goals is to make adjustments to her house so that her business can operate more easily; another is that her children successfully complete their education.
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María de 43 años, confecciona y cose ropa en un pequeña taller que ha ubicado en su casa. Vive en un cantón llamado Playas uno de los lugares turísticos del Ecuador con una diversa dimensión de mariscos.

Cuando era joven ella cogió un curso de costura y confección porque tenía la idea de tener su propio taller de confección. Cuando cumplió 15 años comenzó a cocer ropa de sus vecinos y amigos poco a poco con esfuerzo ha convertido esta actividad en su estabilidad económica debido a los ingresos. Ahora trabaja desde las 08h00am hasta las 20h00 cociendo y confeccionando en su casa ya que es donde tiene su taller.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar maquinas para coser ya que necesita tener un mayor volumen de ventas. Una de sus metas es hacer instalaciones en su casa para tener más facilidad en su negocio y que sus tres hijos terminen sus estudios con éxito.

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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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,087,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria Dolores for sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 17, 2010
Listed
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 22, 2012