Maria is a single mother. She lives in Suburbio and is 47 years old. Her story started 8 years ago when she opened her store after quitting her job. Maria tells us that before she worked as a maid in a family home. With many thnaks she indicates that the support to get started she owes to the woman she worked for since she had a store. Although she lives with her son she attends to the store from morning until 10 o'clock at night. She hasn't had major problems with her business, but she has in her personal life. Her father was sick a little while ago and she had to close her business to take care of him. All of her children are on their own but the younest one lives with her and goes to college. Right now her business is prospering and with the loan she will buy more grocery items and chicken. Her goal is to enlarge her house by building a second floor.
Maria es madre soltera. Vive en Suburbio y tiene 47 años. Su historia tiene sus inicios hace 8 años donde abrió su tienda tras renunciar a su trabajo. Maria nos cuenta que antes trabajaba como empleada domestica en una casa familiar. Con mucho agradecimiento indica que el apoyo para iniciarla se lo debe a la Sra para la que trabajaba ya que ella tiene una tienda. Aunque vive con su hijo el negocio lo atiende ella sola desde la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche. En su negocio no a tenido mayores dificultades, en lo personal si ya hace poco su papa se encontraba enfermo y tenía que cerrar para cuidarlo. Todos sus hijos ya son independientes pero el último vive con ella y asiste a la universidad. Actualmente le va muy bien su negocio prospera y con el préstamo comprara mas víveres, pollos. Su meta es aumentar su casa construyendo un segundo piso.
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.