A loan of $950 helped a member to buy dried fish in preparation for Easter Week, salt, gasoline.

Luz Del Mundo Group's story

The Luz del Mundo (Light of the World) Communal Bank is comprised of three hard-working, tenacious, and enterprising people. Concepción is one of them. She is 38 years old, and she has been selling fish in the bustling eastern market for approximately 20 years.

María has four children. The two youngest, 10 and 13 years old, live with her.

She will use the loan to buy dried fish, which is in season for Holy Week.

Quira, age 25, is another member of the group. She has been selling fish since the year 2000. She started out buying, and now she fishes.

Lucia is the other member of the group. She has been selling stuffed animals for seven years.

In this group: Concepción, Quira, Lucia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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