Dorys, age 45, sells snacks at night. She lives with her husband in an urban zone called Orquídeas. The zone got its name because of the many flowers that were there when it was discovered. Now there is a park with these flowers.
She started her business of selling food because she wanted to have her own income so that she would not depend on someone else. She currently sells snacks at night with help from her husband. She sells rice with snacks and chicken, meat, juice, or soft drinks at a very low price. She sells the food outside of her house, and that is why she wants to refurbish her house. She wants to have more space so that her customers will be more comfortable.
She wants to use the loan to buy cement and paint to refurbish her house. In the future she wants to continue with her business. She also wants to be able to have the opportunity get out of poverty.
Dorys de 45 años, vende meriendas en la noche. Vive con su esposo en una zona urbana llamada Orquídeas porque en su descubrimiento descubrieron muchas flores y en la actualidad hay un parque de estas flores.
Empezó con su negocio de venta de comida porque quería tener sus propios ingresos para no depender de alguien. En la actualidad vende meriendas en las noches con ayuda de su esposo. Vende arroz con meriendas y pollos, carnes incluidos con jugos o colas a un valor muy bajo. Vende la comida afuera de su casa por eso quiere readecuar su casa para tener más espacio y que sus clientes se sientan cómodos.
Con el préstamo quiere comprar cemento, pinturas para readecuar su casa. En el futuro quiere continuar con su negocio y poder tener la oportunidad de salir de la pobreza.
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.