Total loan: $2,400


Lima, Lima, Peru / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood.

Oscar's story

Oscar is an artisan from Peru who specializes in leather home accents. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood for his creations.

Oscar has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story: When Oscar was 10 years old, his father died, leaving him no choice but to work at different jobs. One day, when he was 12, he came upon a carpentry shop where he discovered his vocation for working with wood and leather. He resolved to master the craft, and he did so on his own, learning each step and improving every detail. Now, Oscar has his own workshop. He sees his work as an art form, not just something to be sold, and his work fills his life in a way he cannot explain.

"I am very grateful to you all, as these funds will allow me to purchase the supplies and materials I need to continue crafting my pieces. My growing business has allowed me to provide my daughters with a quality education, for which I cannot thank you enough."

Use the link below to view Oscar's leather home accents on the NOVICA site: