This has been our second to last week in Trujillo, and we have been trying to get in more of the business plans. We have had some frustrations with missed appointments, and now only have one week to get as many plans written as possible. It is great to see the progress some of the students have done, though it has taken a couple months to get to this point. We have also had very successful classes with the church, and we continue to see great progress and potential with those students.
|Latest project at la carpinteria -- Aurora|
|Richard and Jackie Brown -- El Gringo Loco|
This week we had been talking with Richard Brown, who is the owner of the restaurant El Gringo Loco, about further expansion of his business. He is a Texan who lives here with his wife Jackie. He started El Gringo Loco to create a real American-style burger restaurant in Peru. The restaurant has been in operation for just over a year, and he sought our direction to help grow their business. We went over some of the basics of the business plan, and some more specifics concerning marketing and location. We see great potential in his business, especially as it is still going strong for a full year, despite its location far from center and away from high-traffic areas.
|New classroom at the Academia.|
We are working with a lady named Silvia who wants to put Internet cabinets in her house. After working with the financials projections the business wasn't going to be making enough money. We then looked at what we could do to make the business more profitable and thought of a few more things they can sell and provide that compliment the computers. We now feel confident that they can make this business work. We just had to look at the skills they could add to the business.
This week we paid a visit to the Academia, to see how their first week of school went. They were disappointed to only have 14 students for the school year, and we helped revise their marketing tactics. There is not much they can do for this year, though some students to transfer schools after the first month or two, so they may potentially get a few more students for the year.
|Chinese lunch for Lance's birthday.|