A loan of $650 helped to buy rice, beans, sugar, milk, coffee, candy, oil, paper, detergent, etc.

Rubenia's story

Rubenia, 50 years old, lives with her husband, her two children, and her grandchild in her own home. Rubenia is an entrepreneurial and determined woman.

Some years ago, she decided to open a small business in her residence. The business consists of a small store that, with great effort and dedication, she has managed to maintain throughout many years. She can count on many customers because to her, the customer is the most important. She always attends to them with a smile and a lot of friendliness, which is the reason that she has gained the confidence of many from that zone, and furthermore because she always has what her customers are looking for.

She dreams of giving her family a better quality of life, and knows that the only source of income is her small business. Therefore, she cannot neglect it, which is why every day she works hard to keep it open. It is for this reason that she motivated herself to request this loan from INTEGRAL to be able to invest in her small store and stock it with all types of products, such as: rice, beans, sugar, milk, coffee, candy, oil, paper, detergent, and other products that are attractive to her customers. She is confident that in this way she will manage to achieve her dram of giving a better quality of life to her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler

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