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Maria Maribel
María is 36 years old and married, with two children who have come of age and no longer live with her because they are independent and the younger one is studying at a public college. Her husband is a mechanic. She began her grocery store about three years ago with just one glass cabinet and a shelf.

Because of the demand for grocery goods, she began buying rice and oil, and little by little, through her efforts and some sacrifices, she now works at her own business and sells all kind of groceries. She works from 6:00 in the morning until sundown. With this loan, she wants to buy foods like rice, canned goods, and sugar, etc. In the future, she wants to expand her business and offer more options to her customers.
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María tiene 36 años de edad es casado tiene 2 hijos el mayor no vive con ella por lo que ya es independiente y el menor estudia en un colegio público. Su esposo es un mecánico. Inicio su negocio de venta de viveres hace 3 años atrás con una vitrina y una percha. Debido a la demanda de los víveres el comenzó a comprar arroz y aceite, poco a poco con esfuerzo y algunos sacrificios ahora trabaja en su propio negocio la cual es la venta de víveres en general. Ella Trabaja desde las 06h00am hasta el anochecer. Con el préstamo quiere comprar víveres como arroz, enlatados, azúcar etc. En el futuro quiere agrandar más su tienda para ofrecer una mayor atención a sus clientes.

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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
  • 70
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,619,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Maria Maribel to buy groceries like rice, canned goods, sugar, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 21, 2013