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Juana Lucia
Juana is 62 years old and really hopes that her food business will succeed in the next few years.

Juana began her career when she had the chance to open her own business. People told her that she was good at cooking and so she decided to go into business. She works with her daughter Mondays to Sundays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Her main difficulty has been transportation, both in terms of going to purchase vegetables and in the amount of customers she is able to serve. Juana is married; her husband is a construction foreman, and they have 1 son who is 24 years old.

Juana’s goal is to open another location and to hire people who can cook and finish building her house. She wants to use the loan to invest in her food business by purchasing rice, meat, canned goods, and grain.
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Juana es una mujer de 62 años de edad y tiene muchas aspiraciones en los próximos años de prosperar su venta de comida.

Su historia empezó por que se dio la oportunidad de abrir su negocio y porque la gente me decía que sabia cocinar y por eso decidí abrir mi negocio, trabaja con su hija los días lunes a domingo de 8:00AM hasta las 15:00PM sus dificultades son el transporte para ir a comprar las legumbres y la cantidad de clientes que no me abastezco para atender, está casada y el esposo es maestro constructor, tiene 1 hijo que tiene 24 años.

Su sueño es abrir otro local y controlar personas para que hagan el trabajo de cocinar y terminar de construir mi casa. Por eso quiere el préstamo para invertir en su venta de comida comprando arroz, carnes, enlatdos, granos.

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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
  • 60
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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 $875 helped Juana Lucia to purchase supplies such as rice, meat, and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2013