A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a stove.

Ruth Mery's story

Ruth is 48 years old and lives together with her children in a house that belongs to her parents. The house is located in L. Pampa neighborhood, in the city of Tarija. Ruth is single but she has two children aged 20 and 15. For several years, she has had a sales location where she sells food, cookies, soft drinks, etc which is located in the University of Dentistry. Through life's circumstances, Ruth was left on her own. Now she has to work on her own in order to get her children ahead in life. One of them is already attending university.

Ruth has had her business at the university for 22 years. She is very well known by the professors and students who eat her products. Ruth would now like to make better income in order to get ahead in life but she tells us that she needs to buy an industrial stove and merchandise with which to better stock her sales location. As she already has experience in this field, her loan will be used to buy the stove and merchandise that she needs to carry out her business so that she can increase her income. Ruth tells us that she would like to improve her living conditions. She says that she will therefore request her next loan to improve the condition of her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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