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Rosa Aurora
Rosa is forty-three years old and lives in a suburban area, Fortin de Guayaquil. This is an area of dirt paths and mountans. She has a street-stall where she sells "bolones" (mashed plantains covered with cheese or pork shaped like a a baseball). She started her "bolones" business to support her daughter after her husband left her and bit-by-bit, with effort, has gained clustomers. Now she works from five in the afternoon to ten at night. She makes the "balones" with a large metal pot of boiling oil that she puts the plantains in. She then takes them out, mashes them, and then cover them with cheese and pork. To get more customers, she wants to buy a cart with the loan. In the future, she would like to expand her business and she wants her daughter to finish school successfully.
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Rosa de 43 años, vive en una zona periurbana en el Fortín de Guayaquil, lugar caracterizado por sus caminos de tierra y montañas, ella tiene un puesto en la calle de venta de “bolones” (plátanos aplastado con queso o cerdo en forma de balón de béisbol).

Desde que su esposo la abandono ella inicio con el negocio de los “bolones” para poder mantener a su hija, poco a poco con esfuerzo obtuvo clientela. Ahora ella trabaja desde las 05:00pm hasta las 20h00pm. La elaboración de los bolones la hace con una paila de aceite hirviendo introduce los plátanos y los saca para apastarlos y así revolverlo con el queso o cerdo.

Para tener mas clientela ella quiere comprar con el préstamo una carreta. En el futuro quiere agrandar su negocio y que su hija termine sus estudios con éxito.

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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
  • 31
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,524,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rosa Aurora to buy a cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2011