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Sonia Merlene
Sonia lives in a house on her property near Libertad. Her home is a mixed construction and the only utilities it has are water and light. She earns her living selling "Huevitos Chilenos" ( Chilean eggs) at fairs or mobilely around the city. She decided to start the business to help her husband with the household expenses since his job alone did not meet them. At first it was very difficult since she was the homemaker and did not know how to get by with this sort of work. However, with time she started to gain experience and get ahead. She has been working in this business for a number of years and regularly goes out selling with the help of her children.

"Chilean Eggs," despite their name, are an Ecuadorian sweet. Their preparation time is quite long but they are delicious when they are cooked. For their preparation you use yeast, milk, sugar, salt, butter and flour. Once this is mixed together you fry them in hot oil and serve them covered with chocolate, sprinkles or flavoured icing. This sweet is very tempting for both children and adults.

She will use the loan to buy the ingredients and some pots for cooking and sales. In the future she hopes to finish building her house. 
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Sonia vive en una casa de su propiedad cerca de Libertad, su domicilio es de construcción mixta y cuenta solo con los servicio de agua y luz. Ella se dedica a la venta de huevitos chilenos en las ferias o recorriendo la ciudad, decidió empezar el negocio para ayudar a su esposo con los gastos ya que su trabajo no le alcanzaba, al principio fue muy difícil ya que era ama de casa y no sabía muy manejarse en la actividad, con el paso del tiempo fue ganando experiencia y saliendo adelante. Ella lleva varios años con el negocio, regularmente vende por la mañana y le ayudan sus hijos. Los huevitos chilenos a pesar del nombre es un dulce típicamente ecuatoriano, su preparación es un poco larga pero al final es muy apetecible. Para su preparación utiliza levadura, leche, azúcar, sal, mantequilla y harina una vez mezclados se fríen en aceite caliente y se sirven bañados de chocolate, confetis, grageas de sabores. El dulce es muy apetecido por los niños y adultos. El crédito lo empleara en comprar los ingredientes y algunas ollas para su venta y elaboración. A futuro desea poder terminar la construcción de su casa.

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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
  • 95
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  • $24,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Sonia Merlene to buy yeast, milk, sugar, salt, butter and flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2012
Listed
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013