A loan of $1,550 helped to buy lenses and frames wholesale.


Hernán Darío's story

Hernán is a charismatic and hard-working man. He lives with his spouse and his two sons, whom he supports with great effort and dedication. He has 34 years' worth of experience as an optician, thanks to his work as an employee for different opticians in the city. 13 years ago, he decided to set up his own business in order to improve his income for the sake of his family. He saw it as a good opportunity since he had already accumulated the necessary knowledge and experience. His shop opens Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm, and sells all types of prescription spectacles. From it, Hernán derives the income he needs to support his family. With a view to improving the range of goods on offer, he asks for a loan in order to buy lenses and frames wholesale. Thus, he will be able to meet customer demand for innovative products and more choice in designs. He expects to increase his sales in this way. His greatest wish is to strengthen his business in order to have more financial stability in the future, so as to enjoy a better life with his family, as well as peace in his old age.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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