Maria Angela J. B. (pictured with her brother) is a 30-year-old single mother. She has two children, 6 and 15, and both are in private school. She works from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. selling produce (bananas, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions) and CDs from her home. For 10 years, Ms. J. has run this store from her home with help from her brother and mother.
In order to increase sales, Ms. J. would like to move to a higher-traffic area. She is requesting a loan in order to rent a stall on the corner of the main road. Ms. J. hopes that a new locale will allow her to increase her monthly income. She thanks you for supporting her business so that her family may prosper!
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.