A loan of $375 helped to buy materials such as wood, carpenter's glue and sandpaper.


Aristides M's story

In the city of Calca, in Cusco department, there is a community called Arin. This place is known for its beautiful landscape, its cuisine, and the warmth of its people. Here a group of neighbors came together to create the 'Virgen Concebida de Arin' community bank.

Aristides is a member of this group. He is a master carpenter and has a small workshop in his home where he makes pieces of wooden furniture such as wardrobes, chairs, tables, etc. He has been in this business for a number of years and it is doing very well thanks to the effort that he puts into his work. When he has finished making his pieces of furniture, he sells them to people who have already placed orders with him. He will use the loan that he has requested to buy materials such as wood, carpenter's glue and sandpaper.

Aristides is a hard-working, tenacious man who has always known how to make progress, improve his life and get what he wants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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