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Cintia Gissella
Cintia lives in the canton of Playas. She is 25 years old and is single. Since she does not have children, she decided to look for work in order to be able to study and better herself. As time passed and she did not find an opportunity to get ahead, she decided to put together the money to start her own business. She decided to sell seafood, and little by little her business has grown to the point where she now has a good customer base.

Everyday she gets up at 6 a.m. and goes to her stall which is located near the seafront boardwalk. Here her products are well known for being fresh.

With this loan she will buy various showcases and freezers. Her goal is to grow her business and to put together the capital necessary to open another seafood business.
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Cinthia vive en el cantón playas. Ella tiene 25 años de edad y es soltera. Como no tiene hijos toma la decisión de buscar un trabajo para poder estudiar y superarse. Con el pasar del tiempo y al no encontrar la oportunidad de salir a delante decide juntar un dinero para aperturar su propio negocio. Tomo la inicia de la venta de marisco, poco a poco su negocio fue creciendo y en la actualidad a adquirió una buena clientela. Todos los días se levanta a las 6 am y se dirige a su puesto de trabajo ubicado por el malecón. Aquí sus productos son muy reconocidos por ser frescos. Con el préstamo comprara vitrina, congelador, varios etc. Su meta es poder crecer en su propio negocio y contar con un capital necesario para abrir otro negocio de mariscos.

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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
  • 65
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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 Cintia Gissella to buy various showcases and freezers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014