A loan of $600 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and to hire carvers to join him.

Nyoman's story

Nyoman is an Indonesian artisan who specializes in hand-carved Balinese masks. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood, and hire carvers to join him. He has been selling through NOVICA since 2002. This is his story:

"I learned to carve at a very young age. Handicrafts are becoming the main wage earners in my village. My experiences have led me to concentrate on carved masks. I learned to design from my father. This craft is taught and learned from generation to generation. The material I commonly use is hibiscus wood. It has good characteristics and it isn't too heavy."

"I used to have a thriving business, but then I got sick, and about the same time the artisans working with me decided to go work on construction sites. My stock decreased and so did my sales. That's why I am so happy to be given the opportunity to receive a microcredit loan. I am also very grateful to all of you for showing your support by taking part in this microcredit."

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