A loan of $750 helped to invest in construction materials to make improvements in her home where she sells food. The materials she will buy are: sand, zinc cement, slake lime, bricks, nails, beams and blocks.

Francisca Candelaria's story

Francisca is 57 years old, married and has one 21 year old son that studies at the university. She is originally from Nagarote, a place characterized by its typical foods like quesillo (tortilla with cheese filling), tiste (traditional beverage) and the production of mud bricks. Her business is selling food from her home. The funding she is requesting is for improvements to her home consisting of constructing a kitchen and changing the roof in order to provide better services to her customers. The funding will buy construction materials like: sand, zinc cement, slake lime, bricks, beams, nails and blocks. Francisca's dream is the help her son finish university. Francisca appreciates the assistance the Kiva investors provide to people with fewer resources and poor countries like Nicaragua to provide a decent shelter in which to live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Holker

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