O1. LOURDES: WORK, LOVE AND COUNTRYSIDE
Lourdes has worked in the shop she inherited from her mother-in-law for almost 40 years. She helped her father in the fields from a very early age. Now she admires the hard work it takes to live from the land, and in her small shop she sells all kinds of products grown and produced on the island.
She is the perfect example of the importance of appreciating what you’ve got.
“I really value local products because country life is so hard. If it rained, you’d get a harvest, if it didn’t rain, people were very sad.”
“Campeona” – scales with more than 70 years of history.
“La Tienda de Lourdes” is today an exceptional place to shop, both for local residents and visitors – a place where you will find all the “good things” Lanzarote has to offer.
Although she’s not really a fan of the camera, Lourdes opened the doors to her home, her shop and her life for us. We are grateful for her generosity, because spending time with her was a real gift.