A loan of $650 helped purchase paint, plates, glasses, cutlery; increase number of clients and staff.

Rogelia Mercedes's story

ROGELIA MERCEDES CARRIÓN T. belongs to the "Banco Comunal"Mujeres Solidarias", located in Jr. Inmaculada No. 169, District of Callería, a very popular street for many tourists due to the variety of typical food prepared and sold there.

Doña Rogelia is 58 years old, has 3 children and her husband works at a farm. She has been a partner of Manuela Ramos for seven years. With a first loan of S/.300.00 she bought a coal kitchen where she fried her fish, green bananas, chicken, etc. and prepared "juanes" (rice wrapped in leaves) "patarashca" (fish wrapped in leaves), and roast, all in small quantities.

With this loan of S/.2,000.00 Nuevos Soles, she will adapt her premises, buy paint, plates, glasses, cutlery, increase her clients and staff. Her restaurant is named "July Jessy". She is grateful to Manuela Ramos for having confidence in her.

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