A loan of $3,125 helped to purchase a delivery van and inventory (dairy products, meat, grains, cleaning supplies, and other basic goods).


Rubiel Ángel's story

Rubiel is 53 and lives with his wife and two children. He has for 15 years run his a store that provides the income to support his family. Rubiel began with a small grocery store that has grown and attracted more customers, becoming a well-known minimarket in the area.

Rubiel has three employees and works from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., taking full advantage of the lack of serious competition in the area near his store. Rubiel is active, dynamic, and trustworthy; he is striving to realize his ambitions, especially to grow his business, turn it into a supermarket with greater inventory and more customers.

Rubiel realizes, however, that in order to achieve these goals he needs to keep working conscientiously and with dedication. This is why he's applied for a loan. Rubiel will use the loan funds to purchase a delivery van and inventory (dairy products, meat, grains, cleaning supplies, and other basic goods). The store will then have a greater variety of products to sell and the van will allow easier transport of goods. Rubiel can then launch a home delivery service, boosting the store's customer base as well as sales and income. He can also put the van to use transporting goods when business at the store is slow, generating additional income. All of these improvements will represent progress, stabilizing Rubiel's finances, and improving his family's welfare and quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante



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