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This borrower is from the city of Duran. For quite some time she has enjoyed sewing, since she was able to take a class where she learned to sew clothing. After this, she invested in a sewing machine and set up her own workshop. She works alone from 9am until 10pm. She is divorced and has children, but they are all grown. At this time, she needs a loan to buy a sewing machine.
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La cliente es de la ciudad de Durán. Desde hace mucho tiempo atrás le ha gustado la costura, dado que pudo realizar un curso donde aprendió a coser ropa. Después de esto invirtió en una máquina de coser y estableció su taller. Trabaja sola desde las 9 am hasta las 10 pm. Es divorciada y tiene hijos, pero ya son mayores de edad. Ahora necesita el crédito para la compra de una máquina de coser.

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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
  • 88
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,054,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,150 helped this borrower to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014