Mission friends, 

Meet Ruben! He is from Nicaragua and makes his living by selling bananas and different produce such as beans, corn and wheat. Ruben makes frequent trips up the mountain to bring fruit into town to sale. Ruben has been so successful already that he has plans to sell coffee to add to his business. With the loan that he was given, Ruben was finally able to the way he wanted in a timely manner. Ruben has paid his loan in full and has continued to make the frequent trips to gather produce, and now he can rest assure that those trips will remain profitable for his business. You have helped to give Ruben a hand up, not a hand out. Now someone else can use his loan to get out of the poverty cycle as well. 

 Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.

Kiva is an easily accessible platform that helps connect hard working people with a hand up and a small loan. Because the loans are interest free and 98% of them are repaid, the $1 from your Mission Belt purchase could be used to help hundreds of people invest in their dreams and help end the poverty cycle. They really are small loans that make huge differences. 


November 14, 2014 — Candice Newell