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Elena Cecilia
Elena sells fast food to support her children. She lives in a cement house in a peri-urban area on the outskirts of Guayaquil called Duran which is characterized by its deteriorating ecosystem.

Little by little with some savings which she had, Elena bought supplies for selling fast food so that she could support her children. Now she has a little food stall where she works every day with the help of her children. She sells hot dogs, 'salchipapas' (a fast food made from thinly-sliced, pan-fried sausage or hot dog, french fries and condiments), 'papipollos' (a similar fast food but with chicken) and hamburgers. She would like to continue with her business and for that reason she would like to use her loan to buy potatoes and provisions but she would also like to fix her house, using part of the loan to buy cement.

In the future, she would like to finish building her house so that her children feel comfortable living there.
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Elena vende comida rápida para poder mantener a sus hijos. Vive en una casa de cemento en una zona periurbana ubicada a las afuera de Guayaquil llamada Duran y caracterizada por su ecología de disolución.

Poco a poco con algunos ahorros compro víveres para vender comida rápida y poder mantener a sus hijos. Ahora tiene su pequeño puesto de comida en donde trabaja todos los días con ayuda de sus hijos. Vende hot dog, salchipapas, (salchichas con papa) papipollos, hamburguesa. Ella quiere continuar con su negocio por eso ella quiere comprar con el préstamo una papas, abastos pero también quiere arreglar su casa comprando con una parte del préstamo cemento.

En el futuro quiere terminar de construir su casa para que sus hijos se sientas muy cómodos viviendo en 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
  • 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 $900 helped Elena Cecilia to buy potatoes and cement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012