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Cecilia Martire
Cecilia, age 42, lives in Libertad. When she was little, she started working with her family making hammocks, caps, and straw hats. She liked what she was doing very much, and she has now set up her own business.

She makes these products with her husband and their children. She has three children. The oldest is 17, the next is 14 and goes to public school, and she has a little one year old that does not go to school yet.

She does this work every day from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. She and her husband put forth great effort in order to get their three children ahead. With God’s help, her business of selling straw hats, netting, and hammocks is advancing little by little.

She wants to use the loan to buy straw for hats and netting. In the future she wants to structurally expand her home. She also wants to have her own place where she would be able to make her sales peacefully.
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La Sra. Cecilia vive en Libertad, tiene 42 años de edad. Ella empezó desde pequeña trabajando con su familia en la elaboración y venta de hamacas gorras y sombreros de paja toquilla, desde ese entonces le gusto mucho lo que hacía y en la actualidad tiene puesto su propio negocio.

Esta elaboración de estos productos la realiza junto al esposo y a sus hijos, tiene tres hijos el mayor tiene 17 años, el otro 14 que estudian en colegio fiscal y un pequeño de un año de edad que aun no estudia.

Esta trabajo lo realiza diariamente dese las 8:00 de la mañana hasta las 20:00 de la noche, ella junto a su esposo se esfuerzan para sacar adelante a sus tres hijos, con la ayuda de Dios su negocio avanza poco a poco vendiendo sobreros de paja toquilla, redes, amacas.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar paja toquilla, redes. En el futuro quiere ampliar estructuralmente su hogar y tener un local propio en donde pueda realizar sus ventas con tranquilidad.

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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
  • 83
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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 $1,400 helped Cecilia Martire to buy straw for hats, netting, and hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2014