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Vanessa Rocio
Vanessa lives in the city of La Libertad in the province of Santa Elena. She is 25 years old and the mother of one daughter who is six years old. Her daughter is enrolled at the local public school. For many years she has worked managing her own general store and in this has way she has always earned the money to support her family. One of her biggest problems right now is the violence in the area. Right now she is just returning to reopen the store. She has been fortunate enough to have good sales, but she's always looking for other ways to overcome financial difficulties. For this reason, Vanessa is requesting a loan in order to purchase a display case and to stock up on typical food basket items in order to better respond to customer demand.

Her goal is to continue growing her store bigger and bigger and to be able to stock more products in order to offer a greater variety. Also, she hopes to be able to provide her daughter with a better quality of life.
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Vanessa vive en la ciudad La Libertad de la provincia de Santa Elena. Ella tiene 25 años de edad es madre soltera tiene 1 hija de 6 años que asiste a una escuela publica. Ella Ha trabajado en su propia tienda general durante muchos años, y con esto siempre ha generado los ingresos para su hogar. Uno de sus mayores problemas es la violencia en la zona. Actualmente está volviendo a sacar la tienda adelante. Gracias a que ha podido ir teniendo buenas ventas, y buscando superar la dificultad de dinero, Vanessa busca un préstamo para comprar una vitrina y surtir los de productos de la canasta familiar y así responder a la demanda de sus clientes.

Su sueño es tener una tienda cada vez más grande e incluirle cada vez más productos para aumentar la variedad de que ofrece. Además, aspira a poder ofrecerle a su hija una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,686,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Vanessa Rocio to purchase a display case and typical grocery items for the family such as rice, oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2013