A loan of $475 helped to invest in working capital and to stock up her business by purchasing merchandise like pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, camisoles, undergarments, bed clothes and pajamas.


Candida Del Rosario's story

Cándida is 53 years old, single and has no children. She is a native of Chichigalpa, an area in the west of the Nicaragua. Chichigalpa is known for its sugar cane factories and crops. Cándida's business is selling general merchandise, such as pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, camisoles, undergarments, bed clothing and pajamas. Cándida is known for being hardworking, responsible and for having good habits. She repays her loans on time. Cándida sells her merchandise on foot. Her days consist of working ten hours under an intense sun carrying about 20kg. of merchandise. She sells to both established and occasional customers. The object of the loan is to invest in working capital and to stock up her business and offer a better service to her customers. Cándida is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders are offering to low-income people from poor countries, like Nicaragua, so that they can earn a dignified living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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