A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy eyeglass accessories.


Compañeros De San Martin De Porres Group's story

Greetings from Peru! This is the “Compañeros de San Martin de Porres” group.

Zonia, 52, lives with her three children, her husband and a granddaughter. Aiming at helping with family income, she decided to start a business of her own. She’s had an optician’s shop for 20 years where she sells a variety of items like sunglasses, made-to-order eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Sonia works in her store every day and in her free time sells beauty products which produce extra income. Her goal is to continue improving her business and loans are important for this purpose. On this occasion she will use it to buy accessories for eyeglasses.

She hopes to continue improving her optician’s shop to win over more customers. It makes Zonia happy to know that people from all over the world are supporting her in her business, especially the lenders she’s very grateful to. Zonia’s wearing a turquoise sweater.

In this group: Zonia Marlene, Marina Esther, Emilia Paulina, Fabiana Maria, Marleny Rebeca, Yleana Paola
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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