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Sonnia Marlene
Sonnia is 40 years old. She is from Playas, where she has a unisex beauty salon. She tells us that she has always liked doing hair so when she could she took classes to learn how. Eleven years ago she opened the salon which she manages with her daughter, who is following in her footsteps. She works at the salon only in the afternoon because in the morning she teaches beauty school classes at the city college. The business is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. Her husband is a master builder and her children attend school. This loan will be used to purchase dyes and nail polish. Her goal is to expand her business and to purchase equipment to do skin exfoliation.
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Sonnia tiene 40 años es de Playas donde tiene un gabinete de belleza unisex. Nos cuenta que desde niña le gustaba por ese motivo cuando pudo se inscribió en cursos para aprender. Hace 11 años abrió su local que lo administra con su hija quien sigue sus pasos. Ella atiende solo en las tardes ya que la mañana la emplea dando clases de belleza en el colegio de la ciudad. El negocio lo abren desde las 8 hasta la 6 de la tarde de lunes a sábado. Su esposo es maestro albañil y sus hijos estudian en la escuela. El préstamo lo invertirá comprando tintes, esmaltes. Su meta futura es ampliar su negocio y comprar también maquinas exfoliantes para el cutis.

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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
  • 80
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  • $25,065,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Sonnia Marlene to purchase dyes and nail polish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
May 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013