Total loan: $325


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Baybay, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy tungog, a fermenting agent used to add color to palm wine.

Ruben's story

Ruben is 42 years old and lives a simple life in Baybay, Leyte. He is married and has four children. He has earned a living for many years by selling coconut wine locally known as tuba.

Ruben requested a loan of 15,000 PHP through Kiva’s field partner CEVI in the Philippines. He will use this loan to buy tungog, a powdered bark from the tangal tree used to ferment and add color to palm wine. He wants to improve his business to achieve a better life.