A loan of $600 helped to buy rice, sugar, beef, chicken, pork, etc.


Licet Maria's story

Licet Maria, BC "Mariscalense" partner, lives in the San Martín region, Mariscal Cáceres province, Juanjui district. She is an enthusiastic woman of 43 and lives with her husband, who supports her in her decisions, and with two of her four children, for whom she wants to provide a better future. Her daughter helps her in the business, which is selling char-grilled chicken kabobs, juanes (Peruvian tamales) and chaufa rice. Licet Maria is conducting business near her home in Jr. San Martín S/N, del A.A. H.H. Santa Rosa. She decided to start this activity when confronted with the need to generate more income and help her husband with the household expenses. Her customers are local residents and passersby. With this 1,800 sol loan, which she will repay in six months, she will buy ingredients for preparing foods, such as rice, sugar and kilos of beef, chicken, pork, jerky and chorizo, which will allow her to vary her menu and respond to her customers’ requests. She wants to renovate her home in order to set up another type of business there.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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