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Total loan: $3,500

Surjan

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Rajasthan, RJ, India / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in raw materials to build up stock after the pandemic.


Surjan's story

Surjan works with the UMBVS Desert Weavers of India to create hand-woven home decor and accessories. He would like to invest in raw materials to build up stock after the pandemic.

Surjan has been selling through NOVICA since 2007. This is his story:

"Thank you very much...this money will help me a lot in keeping the crafts alive."

An NGO of traditional weavers, UMBVS, successfully changed the centuries-old tradition that forbade women from working on the loom. They started with a small group of 30 weavers, each equipped with traditional weaving techniques and personal skills, which have been handed-down from generation to generation. Now the organization has spread to 90 villages, supporting more than 170 families. The main weaving technique is done on a pit loom.

Use the link below to view Surjan's hand-woven home decor and accessories on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/6170/