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Mariana De Jesus
Mariana is 49 years old. She is a seamstress and dressmaker. She makes her products to fill orders from different people from her area of Primavera de Duran (a peri-urban area with a deteriorating ecosystem on the outskirts of Guayaquil).

Through the need to work and the lack of opportunities, María started working as a seamstress and dressmaker 20 years ago because it was the activity that she most liked doing. She doesn't work regular hours since her dressmaking workshop is located in her own home. She works making clothes to order. One of the difficulties she has in working is that her house is badly built and has problems.

She will use this loan to buy fabric and also to buy cement, sand and blocks to fix her house a little. In the future, she would like to continue enjoying good health and continue working to guarantee her old age.
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Mariana de 49 años, es costurera y confeccionista de ropa por pedido a diferentes personal del sector donde vive en la Primavera de Duran (zona periurbana, con una ecología en disolución a las afuera de Guayaquil).

Por la necesidad de trabajar y la falta de oportunidades María comenzó a trabajar hace 20 años como costurera y confeccionista porque era la actividad que más le gustaba realizar. No tiene horario fijo ya que su taller de costura lo tiene ubicado en una parte de su casa. Trabaja haciendo ropa por pedidos. Una de las dificultades al trabajar es que su casa está mal construida y tiene problemas.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar telas y comprar cemento, arena, bloques para arreglar un poco su casa. En el futuro quiere seguir con salud y seguir trabajando para asegurar su vejez.

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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
  • 67
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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 Mariana De Jesus to buy cement and sand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012