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Patricia Diana
Partricia, age 28, sells lunches for $1.50 in the afternoons. She also rents washers. She lives with her two children in Durn, a periurban zone on the outskirts of Guayaquil. The zone is known for its deteriorating ecosystem.

She started selling food in a diner. Little by little, and with her savings and the experience that she had selling food, she decided to have her own lunch business. Because of that good decision she now has a small diner. She works there every day until the lunches are gone. She also has washing machines for rent. She works in both of her small businesses from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The lunch consists of juice, soup, and the entrée for only $1.50.

She wants to continue with her washing machine business. To do so she wants to buy washing machines with the loan. In the future she wants to expand her food sales through a lot of publicity.
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Patricia de 28 años, vende almuerzos en las tarde por $ 1.50. También alquila lavadoras. Vive con sus dos hijos en una zona periurbana ubicada a las afuera de Guayaquil llamada Duran y caracterizada por su ecología de disolución.

Comenzó vendiendo comidas en un comedor poco a poco con algunos ahorros y la experiencia que tenía en vender comidas decidió tener su propio negocio de almuerzos. Por esa buena decisión ahora tiene su pequeño comedor en donde trabaja todos los días hasta que se acaben los almuerzos. También tiene lavadoras de alquiler. Sus dos pequeños negocio los realiza en el mismo horario desde las 08h00 hasta las 22h00pm. El almuerzo contiene jugo, sopa, segundo por solo $ 1.50.

Ella quiere continuar con su negocio de lavadoras por eso ella quiere comprar con el préstamo lavadoras. En el futuro quiere ampliar la venta de la comida con más publicidad.

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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
  • 33
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,703,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Patricia Diana washing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011