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Nelly Isabel
Nelly, age 59, lives on the city outskirts in the Perimetral. Her husband sells merchandise, and they have adult children with their own commitments. Her business activity is dress-making.

She began 23 years ago when she realized she had to work to help her children get ahead. She bought a sewing machine and began making blouses, trousers and skirts. She works alone and does not have fixed work hours, so fills orders as they come in from customers. With the help of the loan she wants to buy fabric, pins and thread for production so she can increase her income. In the future she would like to create new styles of clothing and renovate her home so her grandchildren can live more comfortably.
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Nelly de 59 años, vive en una zona peri-urbana en la Perimetral. Su esposo vende mercadería y tiene hijos mayores de edad cada uno con su compromiso. Su actividad es la confección.

Empezó hace 23 años vio la necesidad de trabajar para sacar a sus hijos adelante y puso una maquina de coser e la cual hace sus trabajos para entregar como blusas pantalones y faldas. Labora sola sus trabaja sola no tiene horario fijo solo cuando sus cliente le pidan. Con la ayuda del préstamo quiere comprar telas broches e hilos para su producción y aumentar sus ingresos. En un futuro dese crear modelos nuevos de prendas de vestir y arreglar su casa para que sus nietos vivan mejor.

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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.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 88
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  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Nelly Isabel to buy materials such as fabric, thread and pins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012