Total loan: $2,800


Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones.

Kadek's story

Kadek is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in silver and gemstone jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones. Kadek has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:

Kadek was literally born into the world of jewelry-making. "My parents and most people in my neighborhood are silversmiths. My parents used to say, if you make something, don't use only your hands but also all of your heart. This way everything you make will have spirit. My favorite activity is to combine the skill I have with the beauty of Balinese tradition and nature – like dance, carvings, beaches and landscapes – to create silver jewelry. I love something simple, comfortable and good to look at. I will use this loan to create new designs and build up my inventory. I am happy to get your support through this microcredit, as it will help me to grow. I want to continue the family tradition and also be able to support my youngest brother's education. He is still in secondary school and I want him to get a better education than I did. Thank you."

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