Last week, DanPer was offered a free advertising opportunity through the Peruvian government entity, PromPeru. PromPeru devotes their time, energy and money making Peru look alluring to would-be travelers and international businesses. In essence, they are just a really good PR team; their logo is on pens, jackets, stickers, banners, fliers, anything you can imagine.
I have seriously never seen more beautiful fields than those of DanPer. The road is lined with a row of wildflowers with a row of sunflowers. On one side there is a small, sandy mountain and on the other is the ocean. It is incredible to see that these people can have a successful agriculture business right out of the sand.
But the best part of filming the PromPeru was when the filmmakers shot the segment for "Sembrando Futuro." They did a testimonial interview with our very own Louisa (right.) Luisa started her own bakery business back in 2010 and has now completely payed off her loan. She still works out on the fields during the day and then during the night she helps out at the bakery.
On another note, we have had a struggled getting Gloria to full speed with her business. She has just started her restaurant about a month ago, which provides lunches to DanPer's workers. There have been complaints about the quality and quantity of the food, miscommunications with supervisors, lack of earnings, and difficulties with local competition. Seriously, the competition has been losing money to drive Gloria out of business. Overall, I am sure it has been a pretty stressful month for Gloria and her family. Though, we are hopeful that these issues have been resolved and Gloria will begin to have more success.
Felipe has finally gotten his internet connected! He unfortunately experienced problems with the internet company for the last two months. He is looking to officially open his doors tomorrow to business. Success!