A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy materials to make handicrafts.

Luz De Campo Group's story

The communal bank Luz de Campo consists of 12 members, of whom 11 are women and 1 is a man. All are from the same community. The ages of the members of the bank are between 35 and 60 years old. The majority of the women who make up the Luz de Campo bank are mothers of families, and they are responsible for (a total of) 15 children. All the members are from the Malpaisillo township, which is part of the city of León. In Malpaisillo there are people of very humble conditions who come from the countryside. They enjoy a calm, peaceful life, with their daily work routine of 12 hour days, lasting until the sun goes down, working in their businesses. Their economic activities consist of making and selling handicrafts, an activity very typical of the region. They decided to form a communal bank so that they could opt for these loans in order to advance with their businesses.

Leyla Victoria is the coordinator of the Luz de Campo bank, and for many years her business has been making and selling handicrafts. She has always shown her responsibility in making her payments on time and correctly. She needs the loan to buy basic materials to make her various handicrafts such as clay houses, jars, kitchen decorations, clay bells, dishes, vases, bowls, and mills for grinding cornmeal (used for a typical Nicaraguan drink).

The members of the Luz de Campo bank are grateful for the effort and the help that the Kiva lenders offer to the small business people of the poor countries such as Nicaragua.

In this group: Anastacia Basilia, Antonio, Nubia, Leyla Victoria, Julia Yamileth, Silvia Elena, Tomasa Del Socorro, Filerma Milena, Rosa Victoria, Donia Maria, Maria Del Trancito, Martha Maribel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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