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Melba Celinda
Melba lives in the south of Guayaquil in an area called Guasmo.

She started her sewing business 20 years ago when she took a course, which she loved. Later she managed to buy a sewing machine. This is now her work, and she has a sewing machine at her house. She uses it to make shirts and pants in her workshop, which she got through great effort.

She wants to use the loan to buy things like thread, fabric, and an embroidery sewing machine, etc. Her dream is to manage to open a sewing shop.
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Melba vive en el sur de Guayaquil en un sector llamado el Guasmo. Ella comenzó la actividad de corte y confección hace 20 años atrás estudiando en un curso eso a ella le encanto, después logro comprarse una máquina de coser. Por lo que ahora ese es su trabajo ella tiene una maquina en su casa, la cual elabora camisas, pantalones en su taller que con mucho esfuerzo a conseguido .Por eso con el préstamo ella quiere comprar cosas como hilo, tela y una máquina de coser bordadora etc. Su sueño es lograr abrir un taller de costura.

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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
  • 57
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,542,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Melba Celinda to buy thread, fabric, and an embroidery sewing machine, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014