Juana is a single mother with 7 children. Six of them are boys! She was living in very difficult circumstances when we hired her to be the cook at Sariry. After significant effort on the part of Elisa and the staff at Sariry to train her to cook for 70 people, she became very accomplished at her work.
Five years later, she left Sariry to accept a job as a chef in El Alto. The sustained income allowed her to purchase a new house, and provide her children with many basic needs, like a full education, dental care, and healthy food. It has been amazing to see the entire family's trajectory change as a result of her economic success.