A loan of $700 helped to buy more men's and women's clothing so she can continue selling goods.


Ruth Esmeralda's story

Ruth, who is a young woman of 21, had a secondary education, is single and lives with her mother and siblings.
She has worked in a ironmonger's for a year. She also has her own business selling clothing and her mother helps to service customers when she is not there. Ruth rents premises in town and her shop is open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.
She is a very enterprising person and needs a loan to buy more men's and women's clothing so she continue selling goods.
Ruth's ambition is to expand her business and boost her income so she can go to university.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield


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It targets young unemployed individuals to receive business training.



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