Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016
    This description of Gabriel Rivera Rio Zambrano's work was prepared when Gabriel Rivera Rio Zambrano was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
    Gabriel is introducing a new system for supporting microentrepreneurs by offering innovative asset-based microloans and creating a hub that connects them to equipment suppliers, peers, and potential clients while supplementing this with technical education and training. Gabriel´s financing options and network empower microentrepreneurs excluded from the system to increase their potential and profitability as independent and self-sufficient business owners.
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