A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy pickling supplies and banana leaves.

Luz Del Mundo Group's story

Doris, 38, is married and has four children; she lives with her family in a rural village in Choloma Municipality.

Doris has had her own business for five years; she sells banana leaves and "encurtidos" (vegetables in vinegar and hot chili used as a side dish with meals). This business is her only source of income to support her family.

This is her third loan requested and it's for 12000 lempiras that she'll use to buy supplies to make the encurtidos such as vegetables, spices, vinegar, salt and others; she will also buy banana leaves to sell. These leaves are used to make nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales]. Her plan is to continue working to move her children forward.

She belongs to a group that's called "Luz del Mundo" (Light of the World) that has three members including her. In the photo, She's on the left. Estela is in the middle and she has a grocery store and Yeny is on the right and she has a sewing workshop. The three of them live in the same community and they are asking for a loan totaling 40000 lempiras.

In this group: Doris, Estela, Yeny Estela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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