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Paula Karina
Paula, who is 30 years old, runs a general store from the window of her house. She lives with her two children in a house made of sugar cane stalks in El Fortín, a peri-urban area of Guayaquil known for its dirt roads.

She started the store five years ago, but when she separated from her husband, Paula closed it. Eleven months ago she opened the store again because she needed money to support her children. She sells rice, chicken, beverages and candies in her store. Paula works on a varying schedule since the store is in the front part of her house.

Paula wants to use the loan to buy rice, chicken and beverages to stock her store. In the future she wants to have a cement house and expand her business with more merchandise.
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Paula de 30 años, tiene una tienda de víveres en la ventana de su casa. Vive con sus dos hijos en una casa de caña en una zona periurbana en el Fortín de Guayaquil caracterizada por sus caminos de tierra.

Hace 5 años atrás comenzó con la tienda pero cuando se separo de su esposo cerro la tienda pero hace ya 11 meses que volvió abrirlo ya que necesitaba dinero para poder mantener a sus hijos. Vende arroz, pollos, bebidas, dulces en su tienda. Trabaja en distintos horarios ya que está en la parte delantera de su casa.

Para poder seguir con su tienda ella quiere comprar con el préstamo arroz, pollos bebidas para convertir su tienda. En el futuro quiere tener su casa de cemento e incrementar su negocio con mercadería.

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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
  • 37
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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 Paula Karina rice, chicken, beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2011