Javier is a skilled woodcarver who creates relief panels with religious themes. He would like to stock up on high quality raw materials.
Javier has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:
Javier strives to continue his family's carving tradition. "It is a legacy we have inherited from our ancestors. I decided to go my own way as I wanted to work on my original designs. I have always enjoyed carving! I love the look of wood, its color and natural appearance. My brother taught me how to find the detail in every little corner. I joined my family when they were commissioned to work on a screen for the Church of the Assumption in my village. It meant a lot to each one of us."
"Woodcarving is my family's legacy. When I saw how my sculptures were well received and appreciated, I felt that God has placed me on the road to continue expressing myself through my work. This experience is a blessing for me, and you are a part of it."
Use the link below to view Javier's relief panels and carvings on the NOVICA site:http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=5800
Important information about Novica
Novica is an e-commerce website that allows artisans around the world to sell unique, high-quality goods directly to consumers. It also offers small loans to help artisans in the developing world start and grow their businesses. It’s possible to buy goods created by the artisans you help fund on the Novica website.
Repayments on Novica loans are tied to artisan revenue. This means that if an artisan has a good month, they will pay back more -- or less during slower months. To accommodate this, all repayments on this loan are due at the end of the loan term. Any repayments received before this deadline will be considered pre-payments, but will still be distributed to lenders as usual.
Because Novica is not a microfinance institution, Kiva’s risk rating system is not applicable. Kiva has conducted onsite due diligence, and Kiva’s Investment Committee approved the organization as a partner. Novica offers artisans loans at 0% interest.