Total loan: $1,200


Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and jade.

Estuardo's story

Estuardo is an artisan from Guatemala who specializes in sterling silver and jade jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and jade. Estuardo has been selling through NOVICA since 2015. This is his story:

“My name is Estuardo and my hometown is near Antigua, Guatemala. I was born into a very close-knit and hardworking family. My parents and sisters have always been role models for me. I’m a jeweller, and I’ve been interested in this art because I have memories of it as far back as I can remember. This new journey where I present my pieces to the world alone as Estuardo and not as a family is an important undertaking for me because my work has to speak for me about where I’m from, my skills and my roots. I dream about making my and my parents’ workshops grow, to take this family legacy to the next level so that my family is known for what it has achieved. I want us to keep supporting each other to improve our lives and the lives of our community by teaching more people so they have a job and income for their families.

"I am very about creating new designs in the new year, and this microcredit will help me stock up on the materials I need."

Use the link below to view Estuardo's sterling silver and jade jewelry on the NOVICA site: