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Benita Victoria
Benita, 42, lives in Paraíso, Guayaquil. She started her business after taking a sewing course. When she was 20 years old she noticed that in order to be a seamstress she had to have sewing machines so she started buying them little by little. Now she has eight machines and three employees. She works Monday through Saturday and is a single mother with adult children. The difficulty she has is with delinquency. In the future she wants to improve her business and finish her house. She will use the loan to buy fabric and thread.
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Benita de 42 años vive (paraíso Guayaquil). Ella empezó este negocio haciendo un curso de costura. Cuando tenía 20 años vio que para poner en práctica su oficio debería tener maquinas así que fue comprando poco a poco sus maquinas. En la actualidad tiene 8 maquinas y 3 trabajadoras. Ella trabaja de lunes a sábado es madre soltera tiene hijos mayores. La dificultad que tiene es la delincuencia . A futuro anhela mejorar su negocio y terminar su casa . Con el préstamo comprara (telas hilos).

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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
  • 30
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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 $1,575 helped Benita Victoria to buy thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013