Angel is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in masks and accent pieces inspired by Inca art. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper to increase production.
Angel has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story:
"This art means a lot in my life; it is how I support my family and is also my passion," confides Angel. "My art is a way of capturing all my efforts and dedication toward my family. What motivates me is that I want to learn more about my ancestors and our cultural legacy. What I want to transmit is everything that ancient Peruvian cultures left for the world. I want everyone to know these great artisans and their creations."
"Rarely have I ever felt so supported and encouraged like I do now, which is why I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this microcredit. I send you a big hug all the way from Peru."
Use the link below to view Angel's bronze and copper Inca art on the NOVICA site:
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.