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Marina B. G. is 48 years old and married with five children. Three of her children are grown and married, and the other two are single but independent. She has been running a general store out of her family home in Paraiso (a marginalized zone in Guayaquil) for three years. She sells cooking oil, vegetables, water, juice, cola, rice, meat, and treats. Ms. B. generally works alone from 6 am to 9 pm while her husband is off working as a docker.

She would like to use this loan to buy more merchandise for her shop and to replace parts of her cane home/business with a sturdier and safer alternative. In the future, Ms. B. dreams of opening her own store, helping her kids and improving her home. She is thankful for any support!

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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
  • 41
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Marina to buy rice, chicken, oil and building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010