A loan of $525 helped buy eyeglasses to expand his business.

Aguedo Candelario's story

Candelario is 40 years old, lives with his wife and two children in the town of Carlos Stein, district of José Leonardo Ortiz, located 5 minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

He and his wife are owners of an eyeglass sale and repair shop. They have a little place in the outer part of the Mercado Modelo de Chiclayo (the main market in the city) where they sell their products everyday; he also sells them in the weekends in the city of Ferreñafe. They buy their merchandise from the cities of Lima and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

Last year, they temporarily left the business to farm in the city of Tumbes, but things did not go well, so they came back to their eyeglass business. They want to buy more glasses to keep their business, which is why for the first time they are requesting a loan of 1500 soles.

His greatest wish for the future is to have a bigger place for their optical business and whatever profit they get, they hope to finish building their home and provide a better education to their young children.

Candelario is very well respected by his neighbors who consider him a very charismatic father, a fighter who is always ready to help in a moments notice.

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