Giuliana is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in handmade filigree jewelry. She would like to invest in the purchase of sterling silver for her designs.
Giuliana has been selling through NOVICA since 2005. This is her story:
"As a child, I loved creating my own jewelry to wear at parties, or to give as gifts to friends. My designs speak of tradition yet are modern, and they feature the harmony between metal, pearls and gemstones. I'd like to show the world the handcrafted filigree styles developed in Peru over the centuries. I have researched the theme at length and my findings have led me to experiment with many great materials. Andean opal is my favorite."
"I am really grateful to everyone who is assisting us, as this micro-credit will help us keep developing this art, which is our passion and our lifestyle. The effort that we dedicate to each and every piece of jewelry is rewarded when you choose it."
Use the link below to view Giuliana's silver filigree jewelry 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.