A loan of $4,600 helped a member to buy wood.

Full Bank Group's story

Edón, who you see kneeling in the middle of the photo with the light colored jacket, participates in the communal bank called Full Bank, which is located in the Villarica region of Araucanía in Chile. The members of Full Bank have businesses such as crafts, farming and freight transportation. Edón is a woodworker. He has been doing this work for about thirty years. He was a teacher. When he retired he decided to follow his love of woodworking, as it is a tranquil business that he can do from the comfort of his home. Also, from the money that he earns from his craft, he can provide for necessities that he can’t afford with his retirement income. Edón needs this loan in order to buy wood supplies and some tools that he needs for his job. It is also not so bad that the winter vacation is arriving and many tourists will come to Villarica. He has told us that he likes to work with the Hope Foundation as it gives him insights into the life histories of others. He has been impressed with the tremendous support exhibited by his many friends in the group

In this group: Luz Eliana, Paulina Beatriz, Ruben Arvin, Cristina Isabel, Hilda Nayarett, Johana De Los Angeles, Cynthia Magdalena, Rodrigo Ismael, Ramon Angel, Floridema Del Carmen, Jose Domingo, Edon Gustavo, Jeanette, Luciano Arnoldo, Temis Italo, Hugo Adonis

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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