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Gladys Mercedes
Gladys is 52 years old. She lives in Manta, Ecuador. She began selling stationary products a long time ago, but when she saw that sales were going down, she decided to make snacks, which has been a good business. She works in the afternoons, by herself. She is married and has children, but they are grown. The difficulty she has is the lack of security in the neighborhood. She wishes very much to grow her business in the future. With the loan she will buy a vitrine and cooking ingredients.
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Gladys de 52 años vive ( manta Ecuador ). Ella comenzó hace mucho vendiendo artículos de bazar pero al ver que las ventas fueron disminuyendo decidió hacer bocaditos la cual a sido un buen negocio. Su trabajo lo realiza por las tardes sola . es casada tiene hijos pero ya mayores . la dificultad que tiene es la inseguridad del sector. A futuro ella anhela poder incrementar el negocio. Con el préstamo comprara (vitrina y materiales de cocina ).

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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 $850 helped Gladys Mercedes a vitrine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
Apr 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013