A loan of $375 helped wholesale vegetables.


Cándida's story

Cándida is 59 years old and sells vegetables from a fixed location in the municipal market in Paraguarí. She is married to 65 year old Agustín.

She began working as a salesperson for her parents at age 15, from whom she learned the art of selling. Two years later she became independent and started her own business.

She also raises her own tomatoes and peppers, with the help of her husband, on land that she inherited from her parents.

She is a woman who makes many sacrifices. She travels seven km daily. Her day begins at 4:30 am and she finishes at 3:00 pm.

She needs this loan in order to buy vegetables in the Asunción wholesale market. She has lots of demand this time of year.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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