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Marina Filomena
Marina is 55 years old. She is a hard-working woman who has developed the craft of sewing and tailoring over the long years of her life. Little by little, and with dedication, she has been running a sewing workshop in a part of her home.

Marina works every day, starting early in the morning, to finish the orders that her customers place. She makes shirts, pants, outfits, etc. Marina has a lot of aspirations for her business, and she would like to keep working, but in order to do that and to increase her income, she needs to purchase an overlock sewing machine, thread, and fabric.
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Marina de 55 años, es una mujer trabajadora que por el largo tiempo de su vida a podido especializarse en la costura y confección. Poco a poco con dedicación ha mantenido su taller de confección en una parte de su casa.

Trabaja todos los días desde muy temprano para terminar los pedidos que le piden. Hace camisas, pantalones, conjuntos etc. Tiene muchas aspiraciones con su negocio por eso quiere seguir trabajando pero para ello y tener más ingresos necesita el préstamo para comprar una máquina de coser marca overlot, telas, hilos.

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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
  • 53
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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 Marina Filomena to purchase a sewing machine, thread, fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012