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Maria Norma
María is single. She is 35. She was born in Saquisilí, which is in the canton of La Mana. The lively town of Saquisilí offers an exquisite variety of handicrafts and experiences in its markets, which come to life at eight colorful public squares. Each one provides different merchandise and interesting objects from the indigenous communities in the region. On Thursdays there is a fair, where natives congregate from the surrounding areas with their agricultural products and handicrafts.
María says she learned when she was eight years old, since selling legumes is a family business. She currently works alone from 7 AM to 7 PM.
She wants to use the loan to purchase sacks of onions, potatoes, ears of corn, etc. so that she may increase her sales.
Her goal is to purchase a piece of land and build a house so that she may rent it.
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María es soltera tiene 35. Nació en Saquisilí que es cantón de La Mana. El alegre pueblo de Saquisilí brinda una variedad exquisita de artesanías y vivencias en sus mercados que toman vida en ocho coloridas plazas, cada una de las cuales provee diferente mercadería e interesantes objetos de las comunidades indígenas de la región. Sus ferias son los días jueves las cuales congregan a los indígenas de los alrededores con sus productos agrícolas y artesanales. María nos cuenta que aprendió a los 8 años ya que la venta de legumbres es un negocio familiar. Actualmente trabaja sola desde las 7 am hasta las 19 pm. Con el crédito desea comprar sacos de cebollas, papas, choclos etc., para aumentar sus ventas. Su meta es comprar un terreno hacer una casa para alquilarla.

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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.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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  • $26,686,375
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A loan of $1,050 helped Maria Norma to purchase onions, potatoes, ears of corn.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
May 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 2, 2012