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Ana Del Rocio
Ana lives in Libertad. She is 50 years old and is married to Kleber. She is dedicated to selling cardboard and barbasco. Barbasco is the name popularly known of a group of climbing plants, with heart-shaped leaves that develop an irregular tuber that reaches a depth of 5 meters and can weigh up to 30 kilos. They belong to the family of dioscoreacea that is made up of 670 species on a global level. The vital contribution of the barbasco to humanity was obtaining the hormonal derivatives for the contraceptive pill that facilitated birth control since 1960 in at least 60 countries.Currently, it is calculated that over 1,200 drugs or compounds were obtained through the diosgenin. It is worth mentioning that all of the products obtained from diosgenin and other sapogenins, from vegetable or animal origin, are known generically as steroids. The field of distribution is routed to the laboratories or trucking. She chose this activity since she observed that is is very profitable and she performs it from Monday to Saturday without a fixed schedule. Her husband is a driver, transporting cargo in a little truck he owns. They have two children who are in school. With the loan, she will buy cardboard, barbasco, zinc, and cane with which she will roof her house and her shop to improve production.
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Ana vive en la Libertad, tiene 50 años y está casada con Kleber. Se dedica a la venta de cartones y barbasco.
El barbasco es el nombre con el que se conoce popularmente a un grupo de plantas trepadoras, con hojas en forma de corazón y que desarrollan un tubérculo irregular que llega a una profundidad de 5 metros y puede pesar hasta 30 kilos. Pertenecen a la familia dioscoreacea que comprende 670 especies a nivel mundial. La trascendental contribución del barbasco a la humanidad fue la obtención de los derivados hormonales para la píldora anticonceptiva, que facilitó el control de la natalidad desde 1960 en por lo menos 60 países. En la actualidad se calcula que se han obtenido más de 1200 fármacos o compuestos a través de la diosgenina, cabe mencionar que todos los productos obtenidos de la diosgenina y otras sapogeninas de origen vegetal o animal se les conoce genéricamente como esteroides. Su campo de distribución se direcciona a las camaroneras o laboratorios. Esta actividad la escogió ya que observo que en muy rentable y lo realiza de lunes a sábados sin un horario fijo. Su esposo es chofer realizando transporte de carga en una camioneta de su propiedad. Tienen 2 hijos que estudian en la escuela. Con el crédito comprara cartón, barbasco, zinc, caña con esto va a techar su domicilio y la bodega para mejorar su producción

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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
  • 63
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  • $26,542,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ana Del Rocio to buy barbasco, cardboard, and zinc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
Jun 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013