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Nelson Gilberto
Nelson was born in Manta. His business is brick production, and he makes them from soil, firewood, and sawdust, etc. During the interview Nelson indicated that he has known the trade of making bricks ever since he was little. This is because his family made bricks. He has now had his own business for seven years.

He works with two workers who join him from five in the morning until four in the afternoon. The difficulties that he has in his business of producing bricks made from soil, firewood, and sawdust are his illness and bad weather.

He is a married man, and he has a six year old child who goes to a public school. His wife devotes herself to the domestic chores.

He wants to use the loan to buy materials like soil, firewood, and sawdust to make more bricks. His goal and dreams are to use this help to be able to increase his business with more workers. He wants to do this in order to make more bricks and get greater income.
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Nelson nació en Manta. Tiene como negocio la producción de ladrillos que los elabora a base de tierra, leña, aserrín, etc. Nelson indico en la entrevista que desde pequeño sabía el oficio de hacer ladrillos porque su familia se dedicaba a elaboracion de ladrillos. Y en la actualidad ya el tiene siete años su propio negocio.

El trabajo lo realiza con dos trabajadores que lo acompaña desde las cinco de la mañana hasta las cuatro de la tarde.

En su negocio tiene la producción ladrillos a base de tierra, leña y aserrín, la dificultad que tiene en su negocio es su enfermedad y el mal tiempo. El cliente es un hombre casado, tiene un hijo de seis años el cual estudia en una escuela fiscal; Su esposa se dedica a los quehaceres domésticos.

Con el prestamo quiere comprar materiales como tierra, ladrillos, aserrin para hacer mas ladrillos. El metas y sueños del cliente con este apoyo es poder incrementar su negocio con mas trabajadores para hacer mas ladrillos y así obtener un mayor ingreso.

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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
  • 43
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,625 helped Nelson Gilberto to buy materials like soil, firewood, and sawdust to make more bricks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014