Total loan: $2,850


Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials and new tools, expand his workshop, and bring on additional carvers at his workshop.

Nengah's story

Nengah is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in hand-carved wood art. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, expand his workshop, and purchase new tools. He would also like to bring on additional carvers at his workshop.

Nengah has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story:

"From an early age I loved natural things: plants, animals, birds or sea life. When I was still quite young I knew I had an ability to translate nature into artful things of beauty. Although I have no formal art training and work purely from my own inspiration and intuition, I know what looks good and what doesn't look right in a carving. I particularly want to create wildlife and other animal themes in an exact, realistic and original way."

"I want to send my gratitude for all your help. My business has been doing well, but I need more workspace in order to keep growing. It will also allow me to develop some new, unique designs this year. I can't thank you enough!"

Use the link below to view Nengah's hand-carved wood art on the NOVICA site: