Total loan: $2,200


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Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Arts

Pablo's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to invest in another bulk purchase of silver and jade.

Pablo's story

Pablo has been selling his art through NOVICA since 2013. He has nearly paid off his current loan, and he wishes to invest in another bulk purchase of silver and jade.

This is Pablo’s story:
"I find the history associated with jade to be inspiring. This beautiful stone has been treasured and worked since the times of the ancient Maya. Jade can only be found in a few countries around the world, so I feel fortunate to have the privilege to have it nearby and to create something so valuable. The first piece I ever made was the replica of a Maya mask from Tikal. It was a lot of hard work, but in the end my bosses were pleased with it and soon sold it at their store. I continued working hard to save enough to set up my own workshop, and I finally got it set up in 2000.

"God bless each of the people who have contributed so that I can obtain this microcredit. It is a blessing to have people with such big hearts and who trust my work. Thank you!"

Use this link to view Pablo's handcrafted jade jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8890/