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Total loan: $1,100

Juan

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chiapas, Chis., Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and amber as well as some sanding tools, bits and other items.


Juan's story

Juan is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with Mexican amber. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and amber as well as some sanding tools, bits and other items.

Juan has been selling through NOVICA since 2017. This is his story:

"I was born and raised in a small Maya town in Chiapas," Juan says. "People in my community have worked with amber for many, many years. From the time I was 14, I've crafted jewelry in silver and amber. My parents taught me. My workshop is in my home and, like my parents did, I'm teaching my children. I like seeing my family help in the workshop. My children polish the silver, my wife does some designing and also sets the gems while I cut and shape the amber. My feelings while working inspire me to express this in my designs. My greatest wish is to send my children to college but, at the same time, I encourage them to continue the family's jewelry arts."

"I thank all the people who make it possible for us to continue growing for giving us this support."

Use the link below to view Juan's handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with Mexican amber on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/11253/