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Carlos Alberto
Carlos lives in Playas, and he is 64 years old. He used to work as a cook on boats, and he retired from this job 5 years ago. He has a small store, and he also has a business selling seafood.

He works selling seafood Mondays through Fridays from 9am until 5pm. He has not had any difficulties with his work.

Carlos is a widower whose wife died a number of years ago. He has children, but they are all grown.

With this loan, Carlos will buy seafood for his business. In the future, he wants to improve his business.
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El Señor Carlos vive en Playas, el tiene 64 años de edad. El cliente anteriormente trabajaba de cocinero en los barcos y desde hace 5 años se jubilo, tiene una pequeña despensa y además es comerciante de mariscos.

El se dedica al comercio de mariscos, el traja de lunes a viernes de 9:00 de la mañana hasta las 5:00 de la tarde. El en su trabajo no ha tenido ninguna dificultad.

El es viudo su esposa fallecio hace algunos años, si tiene hijos pero ya son todos mayores de edad.
Con el préstamo va a comprar mariscos para su negocio. El desea para el futuro mejorar su negocio

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is for a Kiva borrower living with a disability. These borrowers face high 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 disabled borrowers 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
  • 80
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,019,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Carlos Alberto to buy seafood to sell in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 6, 2014