A loan of $1,400 helped to stock her business.

Ruby's story

Ruby is 55 years old and sells food and clothing, a business she began 32 years ago because she decided to go into business when she was young. Her parents were very enterprising and she learned to work from them. She used to have a neighborhood store, but it took too much time, so she changed to delivering food so that she could spend time with her children. She accepts cash and credit, depending on the customers and whether they are new or longstanding. Ruby makes her purchases in cash in the Guajira department and works Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, delivering to the stores in the area.

Ruby has had 21 loans through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and her business has grown since she affiliated with this organization; and she has been able to provide an education for her children, so that she can continue to expand their own future possibilities.

Her goal is to continue expanding her business and for her children have their own homes someday. She will use the money from this Kiva loan to buy rice, cooking oil, milk, and clothing. This latest item is to fill requests from customers for the upcoming end of year festivities, where she expects to make her best sales for the year.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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