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Landy Graciela
Landy is a hardworking, 27-year-old mother. She has a stand to sell shoes in the market in Libertad. She started this business seven years ago selling in the public streets but with urban renewal she was required to lease a stand thus avoiding having her business shut down.

Landy feels happy because even though she’s alone she’s succeeded in moving her son and her business forward; this gives her satisfaction because it turns her into a successful businesswoman. Her greatest fear is becoming ill because he has no help and she’d have to close which would lead to her losing money.

She will use the requested loan to buy 200 women’s sandals, 200 men’s shoes and 300 children’s shoes.
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Landy es una madre trabajadora de 27 años quien tiene un puesto de venta de zapatos en el mercado de Libertad. Empezó este negocio hace 7 años cuando la venta la realizaba en la vía pública, con la regeneración de la ciudad se vio en la obligación de alquilar un puesto evitando de esta manera que le cierren el negocio. Landy se siente muy contenta ya que al ser sola a logrado sacar adelante a su hijo y su negocio, eso lo satisface porque la convierte en una mujer de negocios exitosa. Su mayor temor es enfermarse porque no tiene ayuda y necesitaría cerrar lo que la haría perder dinero. Con el préstamo que solicita comprar 200 sandalias de mujer, 200 zapatos de caballeros y 300 zapatos de niños.

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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
  • 41
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,538,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Landy Graciela to buy shoes for men and women.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jul 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013