Total loan: $8,000


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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

Buana's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Buana's story

Buana is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in handmade jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and gemstones.

Buana has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:

"My enthusiasm for silver jewelry crafting started when I was still in 6th grade. The father of the well-known featured artisan Komang Wijayana was the one who taught me. Once I was around 15, I was finally able to create jewelry by myself.

"I married a woman I've loved since junior high school and we have been blessed with two daughters and a son. The period shortly after we married was the most difficult. The economy wasn't good at all. Many people took my silver jewelry but didn't pay, and I had to sell my work door to door.

"Since joining you in 2006, a lot has changed in my life. I now own a house where my family and I live, and this has been completely life-changing. One thing I can do to repay this is to give you my very best work."

"With all my respect, I thank the funders who would give me another chance for microcredit. I need it to replenish my stock and get better sales. It helps us a lot. May God bless all of you."

Use the link below to view 's handmade jewelry on the NOVICA site: