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Total loan: $1,500

Agung

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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped him invest in a purchase of silver, leather, and gemstones, as well as bring on additional silversmiths at his workshop.


Agung's story

Agung is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry . He would like to invest in a purchase of silver, leather, and gemstones, as well as bring on additional silversmiths at his workshop.

Agung has been selling through NOVICA since 2014. This is his story:

"I'm Agung, and I was born into an artisan family in 1973. My father was a huge influence on me, both through his art (he creates traditional paintings and wood carvings) and through the fables he would tell me before I fell asleep. I started working from a young age to pay for school; I would work as a wood carver after school, which made me very proud and happy. My work is influenced by Balinese culture and my father's art. I started crafting jewelry after meeting an American who told me about the field. Being from an artisan family, I was able to pick up the skills rather quickly and developed a preference for working with sterling silver, gold, and brass."

"I am happy to get the opportunity to receive this no-interest loan. The funds will really help me grow my business. I haven't been able to build up my inventory because of lack of capital. I have many ideas for new jewelry designs, and with this loan I can start preparing for the holiday season."

Use the link below to view Agung's handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/9505