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Alba Carmita
Alba is 57 years old. She is a single mother and has adult children who are independent. When her ex-husband abandoned her, she had to find a way to meet the household expenses, and it was then, already 15 years ago, that she decided to set up a store selling groceries in general, since there was no grocery store in her neighborhood. She presently works from Monday to Sunday from 8 in the morning to 9 in the evening. With the loan, Alba will buy rice, oil, sugar, etc. Her goal is to be able to have a mini market so that she can thus increase her customers.
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Alba tiene 57 años de edad es madre soltera tiene hijos mayores de edad que son independientes. Cuando su ex pareja la abandono ella tuvo que ver la manera de cómo llevar los gastos de su hogar y fue entonces ya hace 15 años atrás que decidió implementar una tienda de víveres en general ya que por su barrio no había ninguna tienda de víveres. En la actualidad ella trabaja de lunes a domingo de 8 de la mañana hasta las 9 e la noche. Con el préstamo Alba comprara arroz, aceite, azúcar etc. Su meta es poder tener un mini market para así poder incrementar sus clientes

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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
  • 73
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  • $25,592,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Alba Carmita to buy rice, oil, sugar, etc for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2013