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Total loan: $4,675

Ruth

Fort Pierce, FL, United States / Personal Use

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A loan helped to pay for a new air conditioner, which will greatly improve living conditions within Ruth's home.


Ruth's story

Ruth is a proud grandmother who has dedicated much of her life to helping children. For most of her working career, Ruth worked as a school teacher and she took great pride in her work with children within the community.

After Ruth’s husband passed away, she was left with having to deal with not only the emotional distress of losing her husband of many years, but also with having to cover all of the bills on her fixed income. Ruth managed to adjust her expenses and also pay her debts, but this even caused some damage to her credit.

Ruth’s air conditioner suddenly stopped working recently, and she soon learned how hard it was to finance a new one with her fixed income. Temperatures within her home were already quite high, and the heat of summer has not begun to set in. Ruth is hoping that SELF and Kiva can help her finance a new air conditioner that will fit within her budget, and greatly improve the living conditions within her home.