A loan of $1,600 helped a member tO BUY COOKING UTENSILS.


Unidos Para El Progreso Group's story

Greetings from Peru! This is the group “United for Progress” Sonia is a member of this group. She is married, with 2 children. Her family is very important to her, and for this reason she tries, together with her husband, to give her children the very best possible. Ten years ago she started her food business. She started off selling “salchipapas”,* soft drinks and ice cream. At the present time she has a restaurant where she works from Monday to Sunday. Her best customers are people from the neighbourhood and public transport workers. Sonia would like to continue to improve her restaurant. With the loan that she has applied for, she will be able to buy new cooking utensils for her business. At some point in the future, she would like to extend the premises of her restaurant, in order to be able to serve more customers. Sonia is very grateful to the KIVA investors who make her loan possible. In the photo, she is the one in a red sweater and glasses. * Salchipapas are a kind of kebab from the Andes.

In this group: Sonia Lastenia, Paola Del Rosario, Maritza Martina, Lucia Beatriz, Zuleana, Sheron Helen
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin



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