A loan of $3,600 helped a member equip her restaurant.


San Juan Group's story

Gladys is an enterprising woman. She is 41, married, and has two children. She is one of the ten members of the San Juan group; they live in the Comas district. Five years ago she started a business of selling wine in her house. She did this with the idea of getting money together to start a family business. That is how they came to rent a place to start a restaurant where all of the family participates and works everyday. It is a popular restaurant, which serves seafood and Peruvian food.

Gladys tells us that the work requires a lot of sacrifice, but it is very profitable and satisfactory. With her work she is able to cover the university expenses of her oldest daughter who is studying accounting.

Her next goal is to save to buy a house. She and her family live in her mother’s house.

The loan she is asking for is to supplement and equip the restaurant. She will use part of the loan to buy wine.

In this group: Alejandrina, Ana Janet, Teresa, Maria Elizabeth, Gabriela, Gladys, Emiliano, Tania Cecilia, Maria Elena, Jenny Mariela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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