A loan of $875 helped to buy bags and local and regional specialty food products.


Ruby's story

Ruby invested her Kiva loan in cheese, other foods made with cheese and incidental items for which she had client orders. In this way, she responded to her clients' demand, which left her feeling satisfied. She also purchased ingredients and prepared hayacas (a tamale-like food common in Colombia), tamales and fried foods that she sold to earn additional income. Currently she is applying for a new Kiva loan, with which she will buy bags as well as local and regional specialty foods for which she has orders. She will bring the products from Sincelejo, a coastal city in Colombia. She says these are the products that sell most quickly and for which she has a good demand. Ruby aspires to increase the volume of her sales and her usefulness to her clients. Her message to Kiva lenders is the following:"My thanks for the support I have received from you. Please continue to support me, so that I am able to continue growing my business."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Corcoran



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