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Fidela Belgica
Fidela is 59 years old. She is a hard-working woman who has workedever since her husband abandoned her and their two children. She decided to sell confectionery in order to cover her household expenses but over time her business became popular and so she started selling food products.

Fidela lives in a peri-urban area. She works in a small store that she set up in the front part of her home. She currently works in her small store from 6.00am to 9.00pm. One of the problems that she has with her business is that it is the rainy season which makes it difficult for her customers to come and buy the merchandise that she sells. Fidela sells rice, sugar, canned goods and drinks in her small store. She would like to use her loan to buy sacks of rice, drinks and canned goods for her store. In the future, she would like her children to become professionals and to increase her business.
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Fidela de 59 años, es una mujer trabajadora que ha trabajado desde que la abandono su esposo con sus dos hijos. Decidió vender confites para poder solventar los gastos de la casa pero al pasar del tiempo tuvo una buena acogida por eso que comenzó a vender víveres.

Viviendo en una zona periurbana ha trabajado en una pequeña tienda que ella ha puesto en la parte delantera de su casa. En la actualidad trabaja en su pequeña tienda desde las 06h00am hasta las 21h00pm. Una de las complicaciones que tiene con el negocio es la época de lluvia y esto hace que se les dificulte a sus clientes comprar la mercadería que ella vende. Vende arroz, azúcar, enlatados, bebidas en su pequeña tienda.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar sacos de arroz, bebidas, enlatados para su tienda. En el futuro quiere que sus hijos se desempeñen profesionalmente y poder incrementar 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 $1,200 helped Fidela Belgica to buy rice, drinks and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2010
Jan 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011