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Sra. Juanita lives in Libertad and is 42 years of age. Her business started out as a small store and thanks to God it has grown a little bit each day. She manages the store with her daughter.

Juanita begins her work in the mornings by purchasing fresh legumes to sell in her store. Her child works in her business throughout the entire day. Despite the fear of crime, the neighborhood where she lives is well-known. Juanita is separated and has two children. She says that her children help around the store whenever she becomes ill.

With this loan, Sra. Juanita will buy food products, legumes, and snacks. Her dream is to continue expanding her store since it is the only form of income. In addition, she also wants to open a minimarket.

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La Sra. Juanita vive en Libertad, tiene 42 años de edad. Ella empezó su negocio con una pequeña tienda y gracias a Dios está cada día creciendo en su negocio poco a poco. La tienda la comparte con su hija.
Juanita empieza su negocio desde la mañana comprando legumbres frescas, para venderlas en su tienda. Este negocio lo realiza con su hijo todo el día.

Le teme a la delincuencia a pesar que en el barrio por donde vive la conocen, no está casada, está separada, tiene dos hijos; y dice que si ella llega a enfermarse sus hijos le ayudarían en las cosas de la tienda.

Con el préstamo la Sra. Juanita quiere comprar viveres, legumbre, snack. Su sueño es que su tienda siga creciendo ya que es su única forma de subsistir ; además quiere también ponerse un Minimarket.

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More information about this loan

This loan is for a Kiva borrower to pay for medical treatment. These borrowers face higher barriers to obtain loans due to their health condition. Kiva Field Partner Banco D-MIRO combines their loan with free health and life insurance to help borrowers generate the capital necessary to develop and run a business.  

Due to potential safety risks facing borrowers with health conditions and the need to protect their privacy, the faces of borrowers from Banco D-MIRO may be blurred in photos.

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
  • 57
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,312,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Juanita to buy food products, legumes, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014