A loan of $5,575 helped a member compra de Carne, Tomate, Cebolla, Capsu, Moztasa, Piñas, pan, Salchichas, tocino, jamon y refrescos.

El Encanto Group's story

Juan Carlos, a married man with 3 children, is another member of the El Encanto (Charm) group. He had only a high-school education. He tells us how, by means of his small business selling hamburgers and hotdogs in his garage, he intends to provide employment for his family and give his children the chance of a better life. He and his wife run the business together and the fresh and home-made taste of their hamburgers helps to attract more customers. As he told us "In a business it is important to provide good customer service since the better the food, the higher the numbers of customers and the higher the earnings". He sells his hamburgers every day from 5pm until the last customer leaves.

A loan from VisionFund will enable Juan Carlos to buy the meat, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mustard, pineapples, bread, sausages, bacon, ham and soft drinks he needs to continue selling hamburgers. It is important to him to see his business continue to grow, as he wants to give his children the chance to study for a professional career and to provide a better quality of life for his family.

The other members of the group are:
Mirna poultry sales
Feliza laundry service
Sergio taxi driver
Rosa María grocery shop
Jacinto taxi driver
José Luis tortilla maker
Jesús Eduardo perfume sales

In this group: Mirna, Feliza, Sergio, Juan Carlos, Rosa Maria, Jacinto, José Luis, Jesús Eduardo

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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