A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy pork, corn, rice, etc.

Luz Y Salvación Group's story

The “Luz y Salvación” (Light and Salvation) group is composed of four hardworking, enterprising women. One of them is Esperanza, 39. She sells nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales] a business she started with just a few nacatamales to see how well they sold and gradually she increased her business. She will buy a pig to make this traditional Nicaraguan dish.

The other group members are Francis who sells perfume and gold and silver jewelry, Thelma who is a seamstress and has a grocery store and Isabel who has a sewing workshop.

In this group: Esperanza, Francis, Thelma, Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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