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Maria Del Pilar
María sells pork products in front of her house. She lives in Guasmo de Guayaquil, an urban area where most of the residents are informal merchants.

When she was a young girl, her parents sold pork to support their family financially. When María got married, she decided to pursue the same line of work to support her own family. With a little bit of effort, she was able to buy some pigs and build her own pig pen. Now she works with the help of her children selling pork. She buys the pigs and later butchers them to sell the meat.

María sells the pork for $2.00 per pound. She will use the loan to buy more pigs to raise. In the future, she wants to have her own shop because she currently operates her business in her front yard.

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María de 37 años, vende carne de cerdo en la parte delantera de su casa, vive en el Guasmo de Guayaquil (zona urbana, la mayoría de habitantes son comerciantes informales).

Cuando ella era pequeña su familia vendía carne de cerdo para poder mantenerse económicamente, cuando ella se caso también decidió tener esta actividad para mantener su familia, poco a poco comenzó a comprar cerdos y tener un criadero. Ahora ella trabaja con ayuda de sus hijos vendiendo carne de cerdo, ella los comprar y después lo mata para vender la carne.

Ella vende la libra de cerdo a $2.00, por lo que el préstamo lo quiere para comprar mas cerdos para criarlos. En el futuro quiere tener su propio local porque ahora el criadero lo tiene en el patio de su casa.

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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
  • 72
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,587,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria Del Pilar acquire more pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2011