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Flor Maria
Flor is 62 years old and has a tailor shop where she sews and makes clothes. The shop is located in a suburb called Duran de Guayaquil. Her husband is a tailor and helps her with the business from time to time.

She began sewing and making clothes when she was a little girl. It was when she began to seriously study the art of sewing that she began working and practicing this profession. Now she has her own shop.

She will use the money from this loan to buy fabrics to make more items and be able to sell and show them as her own line of clothing. In the future she wants to finish building her house and expand her business.
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Flor de 62 años, tiene un taller de costura y confección vive en una zona periurbana llamada Duran de Guayaquil. Su esposo es sastre y le ayude en ocasiones en el negocio.

Desde pequeña ella comenzó a practicar en el ambiente de costura y confección cuando se decidió realmente a estudiar costura fue cuando empezó a trabajar y tener practicas en esta profesión. Ahora ella tiene su propio taller trabaja desde muy temprano.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar telas para hacer mas confecciones y poderlas vender y exhibir como su propia ropa. En el futuro quiere terminar de construir su casa y ampliar su negocio.

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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
  • 29
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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 $800 helped Flor Maria fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011