Fifty year-old Elvis lives in an urban area in the Guayaquil suburb. He is single with three adult children. He travels the streets of Guayaquil lending his bricklaying services.
For lack of opportunities and to support his children, he had to start bricklaying, which his father taught him. Little by little and with effort and dedication, he was able to buy the materials he needed to become a professional bricklayer.
Now Elvis does contract work and is in charge of people that help him. His mother lives with him, which is why he wants to improve his house. With the loan he will buy construction materials like cemement, rocks, and bricks.
[He says that] one of the things he wants for his future is to finish building his house, and to continue helping his mother as long as God permits.
Elvis de 50 años de edad, vive en una zona urbana en el suburbio de Guayaquil, es soltero con tres hijos ya mayores de edad. El presta su servicios de albañil recorriendo las calles de Guayaquil.
Por la falta de oportunidades el tuvo que iniciar la actividad que le enseño su padre para poder mantener a sus hijos. Poco a poco con esfuerzo y dedicación pudo comprar los materiales para ser un albañil preparado.
Ahora el trabaja por contrato y tiene a su cargo personas que le ayudan. La mama vive con el por eso el quiere mejorar su casa comprando con el préstamo materiales de construcción como cemento, piedras y bloques.
Una de las cosas que quiere en su futuro es terminar de construir su casa y seguir ayudando a su mama hasta que Dios lo permita.
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.