Jans Steven (seen here in the photograph) is 20 years old and he lives with his mother in the city of Merced-Comas. He is single and he is on his fourth term in a cooking college. In order to cover his personal expenses sometimes he helps his uncle attend to the slot machine located near his house. One of Jans' greatest dreams it to finish his schooling and to have his own restaurant that caters to tourists.
This loan will be used to purchase ingredients and to cover his monthly tuition bills. His mother supports him as much as she can with the school expenses but it is not enough. She sells natural health products. Jans is very appreciative of the loan because it gives him the opportunity to stay in school.
JANS STEVEN, (A QUIEN APRECIAMOS EN LA FOTOGRAFÍA) TIENE 20 AÑOS DE EDAD, CONVIVE SOLO CON SU MADRE EN LA ZONA DE LA MERCED – COMAS, ES SOLTERO Y ACTUALMENTE ESTUDIA LA CARRERA DE GASTRONOMIA CURSANDO EL CUARTO CICLO, ADEMAS PARA SOLVENTAR SUS GASTOS, EN CIERTAS OCASIONES AYUDA A SU TIO EN LIMPIAR MAQUINAS DE TRAGAMONEDAS DESDE HACE 2 MESES, LA CUAL QUEDA UBICADO AL COSTADO DE SU DOMICILIO, ENTRE LOS GRANDES SUEÑOS QUE TIENE JANS ES EL DE ACABAR SU CARRERA Y TENER SU PROPIO NEGOCIO DE UN RESTAURANTE TURISTICO.
EL RECIENTEMENTE PRESTAMO SERA DESTINADO PARA LA COMPRA DE INSUMOS Y MENSUALIDAD DE SU CARRERA, SU MADRE LE APOYA CON LO QUE PUEDE EN SUS ESTUDIOS AUNQUE A VECES NO ES SUFICIENTE YA QUE ELLA SE DEDICA A LA VENTA DE PRODUCTOS NATURALES. JANS ESTA MUY AGRADECIDO PORQUE GRACIAS AL PRESTAMO PODRA CONTINUAR CON SUS ESTUDIOS.
EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.