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Total loan: $1,300


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Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico / Arts

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

A loan helped to purchase a lathe, brushes, clay, and enamels.

Juana's story

Juana is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in handcrafted ceramics. She would like to invest in the purchase of a lathe, brushes, clay and enamels. She has been selling through NOVICA since 2019. This is her story:

"My name is Juana. I was born in the magical land of Talavera. I began this beautiful artisanal craft 25 years ago due to my father, carried on by the hands of my husband and children. Working with Talavera is fascinating. I like it because it allows me to create various colors and forms. I try to draw my inspiration from what the ceramic transmits; its tradition and its characteristic colors that transform our Mexican culture. Working as a family is very important, allowing us to bring our points of view to the table with more freedom and simplicity. Without them, an important part of our work would be lost. Together, we reaffirm our identity, and in this way we introduce this craft to the world. Each one of the obstacles that we have been faced with have shown how strong we are as a family. One of these challenges was the passing of our father only a few years ago. He lives on in the artisanal legacy that we carry on. Your support helps us grow, so we can continue to promote our dreams."

Visit http://www.novica.com/kiva/13476/ to view Juana's handcrafted ceramics on the NOVICA site.