Total loan: $2,850


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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped to stock up on silver and gemstones to increase jewelry production.

Buana's story

Buana is an Indonesian artisan who crafts Bali's legendary silver jewelry. He would like to stock up on silver and gemstones to increase production. Buana has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story: "I've been surrounded by handicrafts all my life. In 1990, I decided to focus on learning to make silver jewelry from one of my friends in Celuk. I learned it all, from the very basic skills like sanding, polishing, and making plates to very advanced techniques. I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift, so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life. "I really appreciate your help in funding this loan, which I will use to buy silver and gemstones. In the future, I want to create more new designs. I hope God blesses us and that this new year will be a good one. Thank you!" Use the link below to view Buana's handmade jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/5503