She started out working as an assistant for another saleswoman. This enabled her to learn the business before becoming independent. For the past six years, she has been selling cosmetics to her relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Her work schedule begins at 9am and continues until nightfall. Like any other person, Fatima has difficulties dealing with crime and illnesses.
Her loan will be used to acquire clothing, shoes, and beauty products. In the future, she wants to improve her home by replacing the roof that has deteriorated. She also wants to support her children with their studies.
About Banco D-MIROBanco 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.
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