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Pedro is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in handcrafted silver jewelry. He would like to invest in the purchase of sterling silver and jade to increase production.

Pedro has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"When I was 20, I began working in a silver workshop and my passion for making handcrafted jewelry was born. I specialized in engraving silver and have had my own workshop since 1980; it's a simple place, but I have all the tools and space I need to work. We are very grateful for this wonderful opportunity you are giving me and my artisan community in Guatemala."

"Thank you for supporting artisans from my country. This microcredit offers me the opportunity to continue crafting my jewelry. A big hug to you all - my friends!"

Use the link below to view Pedro's silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site:

Additional Information

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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,287,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Pedro to invest in the purchase of sterling silver and jade to increase production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 11, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014