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Ana Elizabeth
Ana lives in Duran with her children. At 35 years old, she is a single mother since she separated from her children’s father. Ana is a manicurist, a job she has been doing for three years and it is going well. She tells us that she enjoys her work a great deal and that she took several courses to learn design and how to care for hands and feet.

Ana does her work only when called by her customers. She also has a sign on her house which offers her services, however she notes that most of her work comes from the calls she receives. As a single mother she also earns income by selling clothing items, taking advantage of the visits she makes to clients: she not only gives them manicures but also sells clothes. Moreover, Ana says if someone just wants to buy hand care products from her, she will sell to them without any problem.

With the loan she is requesting, she will buy nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton, exfoliators, creams and clothing so that she can provide a better service. Her next goal is to fix up her house. We wish you luck, Ana.
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Ana vive en Duran con sus hijos, a sus 35 años es madre soltera ya que se separo del padre de sus hijos. Ana es manicurista trabajo que viene desempeñando hace 3 años atrás y le va muy bien. Nos comenta que le gusta mucho por lo que realizo varios cursos para aprender diseño y cuidado de las manos y pies. El trabajo lo realiza sola cuando la llaman sus clientes, en su casa también tiene un letrero en el que ofrece los servicios pero nos comenta que más la llaman. Como es madre soltera también se ayuda vendiendo prendas de vestir así aprovecha las visita que realiza a sus clientes y vende la ropa. Ana también nos indica que si alguien le desea comprar los productos para el cuidado de sus manos los vende sin problemas. Con el crédito que solicita comprara esmalte, acetona, algodón, exfoliantes, cremas y ropa para brindar un mejor servicio. Su meta próxima es arreglar su casa, te deseamos éxito Ana.

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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
  • 81
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  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,050 helped Ana Elizabeth to buy nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton, exfoliators and creams.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2012
Jun 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 8, 2012