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Manuela Alexandra
Sra. Manuela is 47 years old and lives in Guayaquil. She says that she began working some time ago when she prepared appetizers for a party. The attendees enjoyed the food and began placing orders with her. Now she earns her living by working in this manner. Manuela gains work by accepting orders and performs her duties alone.


In addition to selling snacks, Manuela also manages a bazaar. The difficulties in her business include having to deal with thieves that exist in the area. This prevents her from making sales late in the evening. Manuela is married and her husband is a master bricklayer. They have a young son who is in kindergarten.


With this loan, Manuela will buy supplies to continue her business such as flour, chicken, spices, sweets, and other items. Her dream for the future is to have a large pastry shop where she can provide jobs to other people since she will be in need of employees.

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La Señora Manuela vive en Guayaquil. Ella tiene 47 años de edad. Ella nos cuenta como empieza su trabajo, hace algún tiempo ella realizo una fiesta y fue cuando hizo los bocaditos y a todos les encantaron y así fue que comenzo a hacerles pedidos las personas que fueron a la fiesta y ahora se gana la vida con esta labor. Ella hace su trabajo por medio de pedidos y los realiza sola.

Ella se dedica a la venta de bocaditos y tiene un bazar. Las dificultades que ha tenido en su trabajo son por parte de los ladrones que hay en el sector, puesto que esto le impide vender hasta muy tarde.
Ella está casada, y su esposo es maestro albañil, tiene un niño pequeño y estudia en el jardín.

Con el préstamo ella va a comprar mercadería para seguir con el negocio, mercadería como: harina, pollo, especies dulces, etc. Su sueño pera un futuro es de tener una grande repostería para poder brindar trabajo a otras personas necesitadas, de escasos recursos humano.

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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
  • 54
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,675 helped Manuela Alexandra to buy flour, chicken, spices, sweets, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 26, 2013
Listed
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 31, 2014