A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy molluscs.

Nueva Luz Group's story

For over four years, Yolin has been working in high sea fishing. However there are dangers involved in this work and so he has decided to change jobs to now buy and sell molluscs.

Yolin lives with his wife and four daughters - aged nine, six, five and one year old; Yolin's wife helps with the business of buying and selling the shellfish and also looks after the home and their daughters.

Yolin hopes that in the not-too-distant future he will see progress at his business. He wants to sell more and offer his daughters the opportunity to study at university, something that many people in this city cannot do.

Yolin currently lives in the Orillas del Mar barrio of San Lorenzo. He has managed to build his own house and is located in a strategic area for running his business.

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Yolin is leader of the "Nueva Luz" group which has five men and three women as members. They have been working together for 20 months.

In the photo Yolin is the man with his hand in the air. The group is strong and has a desire to work so that their barrio will progress.

In this group: Danielle, Yolin Roberto, Washington, Maria Rubi, Rodrigo, Juan , Jose Eduardo*, Maria Magdalena
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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