A loan of $400 helped to buy wood and materials.

Donato's story

Donato was born in the town of Abancay and currently lives in the city of Cusco, along with his wife, Doris, and their two children. When he turned 16, Donato began attending the institute of higher education “SENATI” (National Service for Training and Development in Industrial Technology) in the city of Abancay and he learned the trade of carpentry and cabinet making. Several years ago Donato worked in his trade in the city of Decidido. Starting a new life, Donato moved to Cusco, Peru, where he had distant relatives. He used his savings to rent a piece of land where he could make wood furniture. He can now be found in his workshop, which is equipped with a few machines, Monday through Friday from 8:00 in the morning to 11:00 at night. On Saturdays and Sundays he is at the “Túpac Amaru” market in the Wanchaq district of the province of Cusco, where he sells his furniture.

With his next loan, Donato expects to receive $400.00. For the moment his workshop is modestly stocked with the basic necessities. He would like to use the money from the loan to buy wood and materials.

Donato participates in the “El Amanecer” [The Dawn] communal bank and his fellow members have reaffirmed their trust in him for the loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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