A loan of $425 helped to purchase tiles, cement, and to pay for labor.

Cándida Paula's story

In the city of León in western Nicaragua lives Cándida Paula, a 42 year old woman who has lived her entire life in this city. She works as a teacher at a primary school where she has been for 19 years.

Due to the necessity of counting on a job and having a livelihood for her household, she had to move to the district of Mojarras, which is located 90 kilometers from her hometown. In this humble village, she teaches primary classes to underprivileged children, who often aren’t able to purchase a pair of shoes and have to go to school like that – but always with the will to learn to read and write.

This woman carries out her work with much dedication, because she has in mind the great effort with which these children, under their poverty, attend school. This is the same effort that she puts toward getting her only child ahead, who is studying for a professional career; the cost is upon her alone, because she doesn’t have support from the father.

With a lot of sacrifice, she has improved her home little by little, and at this time she needs a loan and the unconditional support of Ceprodel through the Kiva lenders, which she will use to buy tiles, cement, and to pay for labor. With a great deal of faith, she hopes for this support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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