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Paola Cecilia
Paola is 21 years old, she lives in an urban zone of "las Orquídeas de Guayaquil. She used to live in the mountain range of el Ecuador with her family, there "ornado de chancho", pig with cooked corn and onion (typical dish) is very common, but the lack of opportunities made her move to Guayaquil to live with her family.

Living in Guayaquil she started to sell "ornado de chancho" again from her house, and little by little her capital increased and now she has a small stand outside her house. She works with the support of her mother from very early on.

In order for her customers to be more comfortable, with the loan she wants to buy tables and chairs for ther business. In the future she wishes to set up a pig farm.

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Paola de 21 años, vive en una zona urbana en las Orquídeas de Guayaquil, ella vivía en la Sierra del Ecuador con su familia, en ese lugar es muy común el ornado de chancho con mote y cebollas (plato típico), pero por la falta de oportunidades tuvo que irse a Guayaquil a vivir con su familia.

Ya viviendo en Guayaquil empezó de nuevo a vender ornado de chancho en su casa, poco a poco fue incrementando su capital de dinero, ahora ella tiene un pequeño puesto afuera de su casa, trabaja con ayuda de su mama desde muy temprano.

Para que sus clientes estén mas cómodos ella quiere comprar con el préstamo mesas, sillas para su negocio. En el futuro quiere tener un criadero de chanchos.

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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
  • 59
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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 $1,000 helped Paola Cecilia purchase tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2010
May 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2011