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Jacinta is 57 years old and is a seamstress with many years of experience, which makes her a professional. She lives in an area known as Isla Trinitaria, and says that she's lived there her whole life. She isn't thinking of moving, despite the fact that it has become dangerous, because her clientele is in that part of the city.

She started 20 years ago since she always liked making clothes, and with this activity she could take care of her children without any sort of problem. She took various classes to get to know the techniques, and with some savings she bought a sewing machine which is the same one she uses to this day.

She does the fabrication by herself, depending on the amount of work she has to do. If it's a lot she contracts a friend, paying her by the hour.

Jacinta has 7 children but they are all grown up and independent. She lives only with her husband, who works at a private company.

With the credit she is requesting, she is going to purchase fabric, buttons, zippers, lace, ribbon and thread. Her greatest dream is to be able to buy industrial machines and open a workshop in her home with people working for her.
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Jacinta de 57 años es una costurera con varios años de experiencia, lo que la hace una profesional. Vive en la zona conocida como Isla Trinitaria, comenta que toda la vida a vivido ahí y no piensa cambiarse a pesar de que se ha vuelto peligroso ya que tiene su clientela en esta parte del sector. Empezó hace 20 años ya que siempre le gusto la confección de ropa y con esta actividad podía cuidar de sus hijos sin ningún tipo de problemas. Realizo varios cursos para conocer las técnicas y con un dinero ahorrado compro una máquina de coser la cual es la misma que la acompaña hasta hoy en día. La confección la realiza sola, dependiendo de la cantidad de trabajo que tenga que entregar si es mucho contrata a una amiga pagándole por horas. Jacinta tiene 7 hijos pero todos son mayores de edad e independiente, vive únicamente junto a su esposo quien labora en una empresa privada. Con el crédito que está solicitando va a comprar telas, botones, cierres, encajes, cintas e hilos. Su mayor sueño es poder comprar maquinas industriales y abrir un taller en su domicilio con personas a su cargo.

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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
  • 75
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,585,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,575 helped Jacinta to buy fabric, buttons, zippers, lace, ribbon and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013