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Ana Maria
Ana, 38, has always enjoyed sewing and dressmaking but not having much experience she decided to enroll in an institution that teaches manual arts called “SECAP.” Living in an urban zone she started to promote herself as a seamstress and dress maker.

The dedication she used to help her business grew helped her become well known in the area and have a steady customer base. She currently works from 9am until 6pm in a dressmaking shop she had to set up at home for lack of funds. She makes dresses for $25.00, blouses for $12.00, t-shirts for $5.00, etc.

She has many hopes for her business and wants to use the loan to buy fabric, thread and accessories to make more clothes. In the future she’d like to expand her workshop in order to employ other people.
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Ana de 38 años, siempre le gusto coser y confeccionar ropa pero como no tenía mucha experiencia decidió inscribirse en una institución que enseñan manualidades llamada “SECAP”. Viviendo en una zona urbana comenzó a promocionarse como costurera y confeccionista.

Con la dedicación que utilizo para que su negocio creciera le ayudo para que la gente del sector la conocieran y tenga una clientela fija. En la actualidad trabaja desde las 09h00am en su casa donde ubico su taller de costura y confección debido a la falta de dinero hasta las 18h00pm. Entrega vestidos por un valor de $ 25.00, blusas a $ 12.00, camisetas a $ 5.00 etc.

Ella tiene muchas aspiración para su negocio por eso quiere comprar con el préstamo telas, hilos, accesorios para confeccionar mas ropa. En el futuro quiere incrementar el taller para poder dar trabajo a otras personas.

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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
  • 91
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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 $800 helped Ana Maria for fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2010
Dec 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011