A loan of $750 helped to pay for her son's driver's license and to provide maintenance on her vehicle.


Sonia's story

Sonia is a 50 year old woman. She has two children, ages 21 and 18. They support her daily with the family expenses. Sonia lives in the city of Nazca. The city is warm, and it is popular for its marvelous lines imprinted on the ground (made from stone) in the shape of animals. The creator of these shapes is still unknown.

Sonia found a great business opportunity that would allow her to have the needed income for her small family. That is how she decided to invest all of her savings in the purchase of a vehicle for her son to work with. This way her son helps to pay the household expenses. He earns an average of 30 soles a day.

Thanks to the help from the Kiva lenders she will be able to pay for her son's driver’s license. She will also provide maintenance on the vehicle.

Her dream is to be able to have her own house. She also dreams of having another vehicle to be able to earn the money that they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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