A loan of $1,600 helped to buy stock such as lenses, frames and cases at wholesale prices.


Rubén Darío's story

Rubén is 58 years old, separated, and has two children. He works as an announcer in the local radio station of his town, but for six months now he has also been working at his own business, an optical store. He says he learned this work from a friend. Rubén says that both jobs have generated enough money to provide for his children and to pay for the basic necessities of his family, which he must do by himself. The field partner describes Rubén as entrepreneurial, responsible, and dedicated to his work.

Rubén is requesting this loan to buy stock such as lenses, frames and cases at wholesale prices. He would like to take advantage of the discounts that are available when buying in cash. He would also like to have a variety of products available to satisfy the tastes and needs of his customers, which he says will provide him with a better profit margin on each sale he makes. This will help him realize his greatest dream, which is to buy his own retail space for his business, and to give his children a better quality of life and an excellent education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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