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Azucena is single. She has one son, but he is grown. Since she separated from her ex husband, she looked for a way to move forward and decided to start a small business. She started out selling lightbulbs and cables, but little by little, she grew her business until it was a full-fledged hardware store. Her only son helps her with the business. Azucena works from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Her dream for her business is for it to grow more, so that she can then give work to people who need it. With the loan, Azucena wants to buy cables, wall sockets, lightbulbs, sand, stone, cement, etc.
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Azucena de estado civil soltera, tiene 1 hijo pero es mayor de edad. Desde que se separo de su ex pareja ella busco la manera de salir a delante y decidió ponerse un pequeño negocio. Ella comenzó a vender primero focos, cables y poco a poco iba creciendo su negocio hasta formar una ferretería completa. Su único hijo la ayuda con el negocio Pues Azucena trabaja de lunes hasta los sábados de 8:00am hasta las 18:00pm.Su sueño es que su negocio poderlo agrandar mas para luego poder dar trabajo a gente que lo necesite. Con el préstamo Azucena quiere comprar: cables, toma corriente, focos, arena, piedra, cemento 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
  • 88
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Azucena to buy cables, wall sockets, light bulbs, sand, stone, cement, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2013