A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy tables, benches and pans.

Corazón De Jesus Group's story

Irene is 40 years old. Her three children are her best motivation to keep working. She has always worked preparing and selling food. In the past, she used to sell 'chicharrones' but she stopped because her sales were very low. Encouraged by her sister, she started selling 'ceviche' (fish marinated in citrus juice). This is a more popular dish and it has made her better profits. She carries out this work in the mornings and in the evenings she sells kebabs which are also in demand with the people who come to her business. The area in which her business is located is a very good one because of the surrounding factories. Through her work, Irene helps her daughter with her education. What she would most like is to see her daughter become a professional. Her biggest dream is to own her own premises in which to set up her restaurant. Irene will use her loan to buy tables, benches and some pans. This will allow her to better serve her customers.

Irene is a member of the 'Corazón de Jesús' group which is located in Los Olivos neighborhood, in Lima, Peru.

*Irene is the fifth person from the left. She is stood up and wearing a black top.

In this group: Irene, Eusebia Urelia, Yuuliana Pilar, Antonia, Maria*, Gisela Jacqueline, Carla Violeta, Luisa Efigenia, Natividad Zulema, Sandra Yessica
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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