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Willian Enrique
Willian is 48 years old and started a business ten years ago selling trinkets. He makes bracelets made of wood and ivory palm nuts. His business has grown over time and he is now known because of his trinkets.

Willian currently works from 8am to 6pm at his vending post where he sells wood and palm nut trinkets with the help of a relative. He also does on-the-spot engraving of names on the wooden pieces. Willian has aspirations for his business because he wants to continue working and making different trinkets.

Willian will use this loan to buy thread, ivory palm nuts, and wood for making different trinkets. His goal within the next few years is to open his own shop since he currently has a vending post on the street.

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Willian de 48 años, empezó hace 10 años atrás con su negocio de venta de bisutería. Haciendo pulseras con materiales de madera, tagua. Poco a poco su negocio fue creciendo y fue conocido porque el mismo hacia las bisuterías.

En la actualidad trabaja desde las 08h00am hasta las 18h00pm en un puesto vendiendo artesanías de madera y tagua con ayuda de un familiar. También realiza grabados de nombres en las artesanías de madera al instante. Tiene muchas aspiraciones con su negocio por eso quiere seguir trabajando y haciendo diversas bisuterías.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar hilos, tagua, madera para hacer diversas bisuterías. Su meta de aquí en los próximos años es tener su propio local ya que ahora tiene un puesto en la calle.

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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
  • 43
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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 $500 helped Willian Enrique purchase thread, wood, and ivory palm nuts for making trinkets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012