A loan of $775 helped to buy chese for resale.

Gerardo Rubén's story

Rubén is 24 years old; his partner is Miss Sandra Beatriz Samudio, 20 years old. They live in their own home, in the San Blás section of Caacupé, 52 km. from the capital.
Rubén buys and sells Paraguayan cheese, the principal ingredient used to produce chipa. Every day he travels to the rural areas to find places that offer good prices, which enables him to enjoy a good profit margin.
With the loan from the Paraguayan Foundation and Kiva, he will increase business activity and satisfy his customers’ needs, and thereby improve his income and his family’s living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Jane Wilkie

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