A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase rice, fish, colas and more ingredients for the preparation of meals.


Angela's story

The Banco Comunal Salud Y Vida (Health and Life Communal Bank) meets every fifteen days in the city of Charapoto. This locality is known for its traditional culture and also for being a few minutes from two of the province’s best beaches, San Jacinto and San Clemente.


Here, we become acquainted with señora Angela, age 54. She maintains a common law relationship in which she has had two children. Both are grown, but her daughter lives with her. Her husband works as a driver.


She has a small restaurant in a location belonging to her mother-in-law, who gave it to her without charging rent so that she could set up her business. She works every day from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. preparing breakfasts and lunches only. Her specialty is fried fish. She tells us that her customers love this delicious dish. Her daughter helps her with the business. She says that they have been in business for several years and are doing well thanks to God.


This loan is for the purchase of products that she will use in the preparation of meals, such as rice, fish, colas and other ingredients. This member was one of the founders of the communal bank 13 years ago. She likes it because it has helped her a lot. Her dreams are to have her own place of business and a bigger restaurant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown


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