A loan of $400 helped to buy clothes, shoes and coconuts to sell.


Candida Luz's story

Cándida is 60 years old and lives with her minor daughter, for whom she tries to provide everything she needs to live. Like a responsible mother who has had to work hard to play the role of father as well as mother, she has made her living for many years selling clothes and shoes for men, women and children from her home. Cándida sells the clothes at good prices, and since she is also a kind and positive person, she has many customers. In an effort to increase her earnings, she also sells coconuts on a main road, which is very profitable since the road is well-traveled by many people. She is applying for a loan with the hopes of having enough money to invest in buying a larger quantity of garments, shoes and coconuts, so that she can increase her earnings. This would be of great benefit to her family as well as for her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh



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