A loan of $1,025 helped to buy garlic in quantity.


Candelaria's story

Candelaria owns her house located in Minero San Juan in a periurban zone of the city of Cochabamba. She’s separated and lives with her five children who are all attending school. She is a garlic wholesaler. (Garlic is considered to be one of the most important curative vegetables. In the last few years this vegetable has been getting much more famous and important). She has regular customers and she also sells at various street markets.

She needs the loan to buy garlic in quantity because sales increase during the Christmas season. She’s been in business 18 years.

Candelaria is a very hardworking person who is happy and grateful to the institution for the support they provide because this is her only source of income to support herself and her five children. Her wish is to see all her children become professionals and this is why she strives and works hard.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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