A loan of $700 helped to purchase bananas, beans, corn and wheat.

Ruben Alonso's story

Rubén lives in the city of Estelí, and makes a living selling bananas and staple grains such as beans, corn and wheat. His focus is banana sales, and he makes frequent trips up into the mountains to bring the fruit to town for resale. Rubén began his business two years ago with his own savings, and he feels that, since receiving his first loan, he has increased his sales and improved his quality of life significantly. As his business has grown, Rubén has added firewood and staple grains to his operation.

With the support from this loan, Rubén plans to purchase bananas, beans, corn and wheat for resale, as well as expand his business to include selling coffee.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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