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Isabel Consuelo
Isabel’s married and has adult children. She works selling prepared food. She started five years ago encouraged by her very family.

Isabel relates that it started one morning when as she prepared breakfast for her family they told her that she makes very delicious tortillas and should sell them. So one day she bought the necessary ingredients and started selling in her front yard thinking that if she did well she’d continue doing it.

Much to her surprise, she was well-received and with help from her family she bought a table and several utensils and started the business. She tends to it alone and it’s she who cooks the meals, collects payment and tends to customers. She sells tortillas, ‘muchines’ [cassava balls with a crunchy outside protecting a soft, savory filling], ‘corviches’ [fried green plantains filled with fish and peanuts] and lunches that can be accompanied by cola and home-made chili sauce.

Isabel will use the loan to buy a table, chairs and an umbrella that are needed to provide better service. Her dream is to open a restaurant in a locale because since she started selling food she’s been able to provide a better lifestyle for her family. Isabel will use the loan to buy pots, food items, etc.
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Isabel de estado civil casada , tiene hijos mayores se dedica a la venta de comida preparada. Empezó hace 5 años y el impulso se lo brindaron su propia familia, Isabel cuenta que sucedió una mañana cuando preparando el desayuno a su familia le dijeron que hacia unas tortillas muy ricas y debería vender, con esto un día compro los ingredientes necesarios y empezó a vender frente a su domicilio tomando en cuenta que si le iba bien continuaba con él. Para su sorpresa tuvo mucha acogida y con la ayuda de su familia compro una mesa mas varios utensilios empezando el negocio. Lo atiende sola ya que es quien cocina los productos, cobrando y atendiendo a los clientes, en su venta ofrece tortillas, muchines, corviches y almuerzos los cuales puede acompañar con cola y ají casero. Con el crédito Isabel comprara una mesa, sillas y un parasol que necesita para un mejor servicio. Su sueño es abrir un restaurant en un local porque desde que inicio la venta de comida ha podido darle un mejor estilo de vida a su familia.Con el prestamo Isabel comprara: ollas, comestibles etc.

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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
  • 69
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,577,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,575 helped Isabel Consuelo to buy pots and food ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2013