With great effort, Victor works in his business selling "alfajores" (shortbread cookies with a sweet filling). He dedicates approximately 10 hours each day to his business and is able to serve up to 15 customers in a day. Victor believes he is doing well in his business because his "alfajores" are delicious and he attends to his customers in a friendly manner.
He is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help he is receiving, Victor will be able to buy supplies for preparing his "alfajores" such as milk, sugar, flour, butter, and "manjar blanco" (a sweet dairy confection that is similar to caramel) since these are the necessary ingredients for making his products. He will continue to work each day to fulfill his greatest dream of having a house of his own and becoming a specialist in sweets.
Con mucho esfuerzo Victor trabaja en su negocio de venta de alfajores , él le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 15 clientes en el día; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque sus alfajores son deliciosos y sobre todo porque atiende de manera amable a sus clientes.
Victor está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar insumos para la preparación de sus alfajores como leche, azúcar, harina, mantequilla y manjar blanco, de esta manera podrá tener los ingredientes necesarios para elaborar sus productos; así el seguirá trabajando día a día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener su casa propia y ser un especialista en dulces”.
About Caja Rural Señor de LurenCaja Rural Señor de Luren is a microfinance institution based in Ica in southern Peru that primarily promotes the development of the country’s agricultural sector through lending. Today, it also offers credit for consumers, microenterprises and housing improvements, and has expanded its financial services to promote micro-savings and provide micro-insurance. This institution has been instrumental in helping borrowers recover from the devastating earthquake in the Ica region in 2007, and works with Peru’s National Bank to reach some of the poorest and most remote microfinance clients in the country.
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