A loan of $1,475 helped to buy building supplies.


Ruth Belina's story

Ruth’s a hardworking woman who gets ahead alongside her husband who is a merchant. She’s been using her income to support her children to the maximum degree so that they can obtain what’s basic for life: food and education.

Belina’s very dedicated to her food and room rental business, additional income that’s helped her repay the loans she’s used to improve the rooms although she still needs to build her house out of concrete since it’s currently wood and metal sheeting. But she’ll be doing these projects piecemeal because she does not have sufficient resources.

Her priority now is to improve some of the rental rooms to provide better conditions for her customers. She will use the loan to buy sand, cement, rebar, concrete blocks, gravel, metal sheeting and roof purlins thus gradually improving her standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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