A loan of $1,700 helped to buy groceries and non-perishable food items in bulk.

Ruth Elena's story

Ruth invested her Kiva loan in non-perishable food products and beverages so that she could restock her store. With this investment, she was able to save and generate more revenue. By purchasing in large quantities, she was able to increase her profitability.

Ruth sends the following to the Kiva lenders: “By working with the Kiva funds from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, I have been able to save on interest and live a much more peaceful life.” At the moment, she is applying for another Kiva loan so that she can make a large bulk purchase of groceries and non-perishable food items. As a result, Ruth will be able to obtain discounts and restock her business. This will make an impact on her customers’ perception so that they will always want to return and make purchases. This is exactly how businesses make progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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