Total loan: $3,700


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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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

A loan helped to invest in the purchase of wood and other materials.

Made's story

Made is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in hand-carved wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and other materials.

Made has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

Balinese artisan Made comes from a family dedicated to this art for generations. "I first learned to carve from my father, who specialized in a particular style of carving locally known as 'sri bunga' as well as 'keris.' When I finished school, I apprenticed with my uncle, who taught me to carve traditional images. In 1993, a cousin taught me the carving of modern statuettes. I began to sell my work to sustain my studies and now several galleries in Bali collect my creations," he says.

"Thank you to the funders who support me with this loan. I need it to replenish my stock for the upcoming high season. I hope I can grow my business more. May the Lord bless all of you!"

Use the link below to view Made's hand-carved wood sculptures on the NOVICA site: