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Petita Locadia
Petita lives in Guayaquil. Due to unemployment and also because she likes sewing, she started making men's and women's clothing years ago. She works on her own from 8am to 7pm. Her challenge is the lack of sewing machines to better carry on this business.

She is divorced and has three minor children who go to public school, and others who are adults.

With the loan, she is going to buy fabric, thread, needles and a sewing machine in order to improve her business. Her dream is to have a larger workshop and to have better income.
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La clienta Petita vive en Guayaquil. Por el desempleo y también porque le gusta la costura comenzó desde hace años atrás a confeccionar ropa de mujer y hombre. Trabaja sola desde las 08h00am hasta las 19h00.

Su dificultad es la falta de maquinas de coser para realizar mejor esta actividad. Esta divorciada, tiene 3 hijos menores de edad los cuales estudian en escuela fiscal y otros mayores de edad.

Con el préstamo va a comprar tela, hilos, aguja y una maquina de coser para así mejorar su negocio. Su sueño es tener un taller más grande y tener mejores ingresos.

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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
  • 51
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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 $675 helped Petita Locadia to buy fabric, thread and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 7, 2014