Total loan: $1,500


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Lima, Lima, Peru / Arts

Teodoro'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.

Teodoro's story

Teodoro (at center in picture flanked by his daughter, Alicia, and his son, Carlos) is an artisan from Peru who specializes in sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver.

Teodoro has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story:
"My artistic formation came from my dad during his work as an archaeologist at pre-Hispanic sites, and later as the curator of a museum. That's when I became inspired to craft jewelry with designs and motifs unique to ancient Peru. One of my most cherished moments was when I had a small workshop and my children, Carlos and Alicia, were with me while I was cutting gems by hand. Then we put them through a little machine to perfect the contours. I love the idea that foreigners can get to share part of our history through my designs, where I try to replicate both metals and gems."

"I will use this loan to purchase silver to cover sales demand for the rest of this year. As always, thanks for supporting us."
Use the link below to view Teodoro's sterling silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site: