A loan of $525 helped to repair the floor and walls and to buy staples to stock her business.


Rubiela De Jesus's story

Rubiela, age 57, is a very hard-worker in spite of her health problems. She has gotten her three children ahead after her ex-husband went away from the country and left her alone with the responsibility of the household.

For 30 years Rubiela has worked in her own store. She sells fruit, vegetables, fast food, and staples. She works every day with the help of one of her daughters. Her schedule is from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Rubiela needs to make some improvements to the floor and the roof of her store. The winter has damaged her facilities. She will also buy a stock of staple products, which are in the most demand by her customers.

Rubiela’s dream is to have a restaurant and to get her family ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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