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Total loan: $2,200


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Chichicastenango, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

Juan'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 pinewood and paints.

Juan's story

Juan, who works alongside his wife, Carolina (pictured here) is an artisan from Guatemala who specializes in hand-painted rustic wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of pinewood and paints.

Juan has been selling through NOVICA since 2018. This is his story: Juan and Carolina are a Guatemalan couple whose art has been handed down from generation to generation. "I come from a family of artisans," Juan says. "My father created all kinds of items carved from wood and I learned from him. At first, I helped him with simple tasks, like sanding a sculpture or applying a base coat of paint. He patiently taught me all the processes. He was my best teacher and my greatest admirer. I know he'd be proud of me today."

Use the link to view Juan's hand-painted rustic wood sculptures on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/12116/