A loan of $1,125 helped to buy a grill and industrial oven.

Jose Julio's story

Jose is 50 years old and has a 14-year old child who, working with his wife, is the reason he fights each day to get ahead. Currently, they dedicate themselves to selling breakfast and beverages in the mornings, which requires them to rise very early so they can make the food they will offer to their customers. This small and humble family lives in the city of Ica, Perú, a place known for the intense sun throughout the year and for offering tubing trips on the huge dunes that the city has.

He and his wife work for 6 hours only in the morning and, basically, their labor consists of making and selling food to the different people who travel the street where they sell. Jose knows that business is going well for him because his customers recommend him more each time, which has allowed him to better establish himself.

With the help of the Kiva loan, Jose would be able to buy a grill and industrial oven with the aim of improving quality and reducing the time it takes to prepare his products. This, at the same time, will help him save time. Jose knows that, with much effort, he will manage his grand dream of having a large restaurant in the center of the city of Ica, and this way he will be able to increase his daily income much more.

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