A loan of $600 helped working capital.


Candida Rosa's story

Candida Rosa Z. D. is 43 years old, has six children and lives with her partner. All of her children work. Candida has a local convenience shop where she sells bread, sweets and soft drinks. She has been doing this for seven years.

Candida's plans for her business are to grow her shop and she can do this only with financial support. This loan will be used for the purchase of additional products necessary for daily use. Candida's dreams for her business are to own a second shop and have another source of income for her family. The amount requested is 12,000 córdobas [about US $600], which will be paid back in 12 months.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Todd Anderson



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