A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase ingredients such as rice, sugar, fish, and seafood.


Victoria Lili's story

Victoria is a member of the communal bank "Esmeralda" of the district of Tarapoto, located in the province and department of San Martin. She is married common-law, 38 years old, and she has 2 children. They are in primary school and high school and they are 9 and 14 years of age. Previously she practiced her career as a civil construction technician but since she had her children she decided to dedicate herself to her family. This implied that she needed to seek out a way to earn her own income and she decided to start delivering prepared foods. With the help of her partner she was able to build a house of her own, and it is where she currently sells prepared foods a la carte (in the mornings) and roasted and grilled foods (in the evenings). Her clientele is the general public and she has a hired cook. Her clients prefer her business for her recipes and for the good customer service provided.

With this loan, amounting to S/. 3000 nuevos soles, she will purchase products in wholesale and ingredients she needs to prepare foods, such as sacks of rice and sugar, liters of cooking oil, various types of soups, poultry, beef, and pork meat, fish and seafood. This way she will be able to attend her clients as they deserve. Victoria is a hardworking and creative woman and her dream is to expand her a la carte business. This will help her become independent. She is very thankful to the Manuela Ramos movement (Kiva Field Partner) for giving her opportunity of achieving her dreams.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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