A loan of $725 helped to stock her bookstore.

Candida Rosa's story

Cándida Rosa, 65, is a single mother with a son, 20, who's independent. She's a hardworking and responsible woman who wants to improve herself. She has had to work to earn a daily living since she was very young. She's from the department of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country.

Cándida's job is a bookstore located in her home. She has worked in this business for 20 years. Her routine is to work some 10 hours a day, selling her bookstore products to her customers.

The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her bookstore, to take advantage of the current sales, with classes starting for the country's children and young people. With the loan she'll buy bookstore products such as notebooks, pencils, markers, highlighters, rulers, erasers, colored pencils, glue, and glossy paper.

Cándida Rosa is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries so they have a means to a decent job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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