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Laura Azucena
Laura lives in Playas, where she raises and sells chickens for a living. She is married and has a 17 year old son that goes to shool, while her husband is a construction manager.

Laura decided a year ago to start selling chickens after she originally started raising them for her personal consumption. Soon her relatives and neighbors asked if she she had any to sell, which ultimately led her to consider this as an option. Since then, she has been raising chickens of different sizes in several sheds. She does all the work on her own and sells chickens 2 or 3 days a week depending on how many orders she has. Laura admits that raising large quantities of these little animals entails a lot of care given that many die for various reasons because they are so delicate.

The loan she is requesting is to buy chickens and pigs that she wants to raise, as well as vitamins and animal feed. She hopes that, in the future, she can have a bigger business to raise other animals. With regard to her family, she asks that God give her good health to keep her alongside her husband and children.
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En Playas es donde vive Laura y se dedica a la crianza y venta de pollos. Ella esta casada y su esposo es maestro albañil su hijo tiene 17 años y está en el colegio. Laura desde hace un año se dedica a la venta de pollos empezando con una cantidad muy pequeña para su consumo, al poco tiempo varios vecinos y familiares le preguntaron si tenía para la venta por la que empezó a considerarlo un opción. Desde ese entonces realiza la crianza teniendo ahora varios galpones con diferentes tamaños. El trabajo lo realiza sola y vende de 2 a 3 días a la semana dependiendo de los pedidos que tenga. Laura admite que criar estos animalitos en cantidades grandes es de mucho cuidado ya que se le mueren por varias razones siendo muy delicados. El préstamo que está solicitando es para comprar pollos y cerdos para la crianza también balanceado y vitaminas. Espera a futuro poder tener un negocio más grande donde criar otros animales, en la familiar pide a Dios que le de salud para seguir con su esposo e hijos.

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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.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 43
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  • $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 Laura Azucena to buy chickens, feed and vitamins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2012
Aug 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013