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Thursday 20 October 2016
 
TOURISM, A WAY OF DEVELOPMENT

The testimony of a craftsman at the end of a business trip in the North West of Argentina, on a visit to our project “Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism”. The project is realized with the contribution of the Economy of Communion.

We are in a beautiful room of the archdiocese of Salta, in Argentina, in late August. There are Francesco Tortorella of AMU, members of Alfarcito Foundation and of Suma Fraternidad, representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and that of Productive Activities, some universities and other public and private institutions. All involved, in various ways, in the development project of rural tourism which is taking place in 5 communities of North West Argentina.

«I read that the first goal of the Economy of Communion is the fight against misery – evidences Primitivo Yapura, craftsman involved in the project. “Misery”, what a word for us who live in the “Cerros”!

I live in Quebrada del Toro. The tourism project has given me great satisfaction because I began to manufacture items to sell to tourists, and to live with my profession: it is a great thing for me to meet my needs with my work. I live on what I produce and thanks to God my works have arrived in various parts of the world. My mind and my hands are good for something in my passage in this world! For us artisans and those living in the “Cerros” this is a way of development…»

«This is a tourism that deepens the soul, one that culminates in the encounter of people, said Bishop Hugo Salaberry, President of the Commission for Migration and Tourism of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina. Our people lovingly show who they are and what they have. We are brothers.»

During the meeting, the participants proposed some very interesting reflections that we will publish shortly.

For more information, go to the project >>>

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