Ruth is 27 years old. She has two children, ages three and eight years. She sells fruit juice, jello, and cream at her sales stand in the Alto Pampahasi zone. Ruth is a very hardworking person. With the loan money, she will buy furniture, and if there is some leftover, electric appliances for her little home. Ruth wants to grow her business and improve her revenue stream, as well as improve her quality of life for herself and her children because it is for them that that she works so hard so that they can go to school and be well-off people.
La Sra. Ruth tiene 27 años, tiene dos hijos de las edades de 3 y 8 años, ella se dedica a la venta de jugos de frutas, gelatinas, crema de leche, en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la zona de Alto Pampahasi, La Sra. Ruth es una persona muy trabajadora, con el dinero del crédito comprara muebles y si le sobre un saldo electrodomésticos para su casita, el deseo de La Sra. Ruth es crecer en su negocio y por ende mejorar sus ingresos económicos también mejorar su calidad de vida de ella y de sus hijos ya que por ellos se esfuerza para que puedan estudiar y ser personas de bien.
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