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This woman lives in Quevedo, Ecuador. She is 45 years old and began selling bananas and other fruits as a way of getting ahead. She was able to gain customers, so she decided to set up a stand outside of her home.

The borrower spends most of her time selling fruits by herself. Sometimes she has the help of either her children or her husband. The difficulty she faces in selling fruit is having to do it during the winter because sometimes the profits are low. Another impediment she must deal with is a missing extremity that prevents her from walking normally. All of her children are grown.

The borrower will use the loan to increase her business by purchasing fruits such as bananas, oranges, papayas, melons, and other types of produce. Her dreams include growing her business so that she can increase her earnings.

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La Señora vive en Quevedo (Ecuador), ella tiene 45 años de edad. Ella empezó con la venta de frutas y plátanos, como vio que salían y que tenía clientela, decidió ponerse un puesto afuera de su casa.

Ella realiza la mayoría del tiempo las ventas de las frutas sola, y aveses con la ayuda de sus hijos o la del esposo. La dificultad que le impide vender sus frutas y platanos es el invierno en esas ocasiones las ganancias bajan, y tambien otro de los impedimentos es que no tiene una de sus estremidades para caminar con tiene hijos pero son mayores de edad.

Ella utilizara el préstamo para incrementar su negocio con comprar las frutas como: plátanos, naranjas, papayas, melones, etc. Sus sueños son que su negocio crezca para incrementar sus ingresos.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is for a Kiva borrower living with a disability. These borrowers face high barriers to obtain loans due to their health condition. Kiva Field Partner Banco D-MIRO combines their loan with free health and life insurance to help borrowers generate the capital necessary to develop and run a business.  

Due to potential safety risks facing disabled borrowers and the need to protect their privacy, the faces of borrowers from Banco D-MIRO may be blurred in photos.

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
  • 42
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,542,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped this borrower to buy bananas, oranges, papayas, melons, and other fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 6, 2014