A loan of $1,200 helped operating capital, investment for better infrastructure.


Ruth Cinthia's story

Ruth Cinthia A. G. works in food sales. She is 39 years old and lives in the Pacata Alta area of the city of Cochabamba. She has 3 children and has been divorced for 5 years. Her ex-husband does not take financial responsibility for his small children. That is why Ruth started in the business of selling food by a bus stop where the drivers gather. She has regular customers. She only serves food from mid-morning through lunchtime. She serves 50 meals a day and in the afternoon cares for her children. Ruth has a gift for preparing meals that are very pleasing to the palette. That is why the demand has grown and she no longer has the capacity to serve her customers. That is the reason that she applied for a loan to enlarge her kitchen and meet the demand. This will bring her more income and will increase her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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