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Gina Elizabeth
Gina is 52 years old and lives in an urban area in the the suburb of Guayaquil. She has been happily married for 25 years. Her husband works a driver for a bus cooperative. She has seven children, two women and five men all of them are adults. Her business is a sewing workshop.

She started sewing a few years ago. Gina's mother sewed and she showed Gina how to sew. After she got married she decided to open her own clothing business at home to support her husband with household expenses. In general, she works every day from morning until noon when she takes care of her children and then continues with her sewing. With the help of the loan she wants to purchase materials to make clothing such as fabric and materials to renovate her home. In the future, with God's blessing, she wants to have more strength to keep working and to see her grandchildren grow and of course to finish building her house.
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Gina de 52 años, vive en una zona urbana en el Suburbio de Guayaquil, esta felizmente casada ya hace 25 años y su esposo trabaja con chófer en una cooperativa de bus y fruto de su relación tiene 7 hijos, 2 mujeres y 5 varones ya todos mayores de edad. Su actividad comercial es taller de costuras.

Comenzó hace unos años atrás cuando su mama cocía y ella le enseño posteriormente luego de casarse decidió abrir su negocio de confección en su casa para apoyar a su esposo en los gastos del hogar. En lo general ella labora diariamente desde la mañana hasta el medio día que atiende a sus hijos y luego continua en su costuras. Con la ayuda del préstamo desea compara materiales para sus confecciones como telas y materiales para adecuar su vivienda. En un futuro con la bendición de Dios quiere tener mas fuerzas para seguir trabajando y ver a sus nietos crecer y lógicamente terminar de construir 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
  • 70
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,592,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gina Elizabeth to purchase fabrics and materials to renovate her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2011
May 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012