Total loan: $1,800


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Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase marble and onyx in bulk for her chess sets.

Odette's story

Odette and her family are artisans who specialize in making chess sets and sculptures carved from natural stone. To continue production they would like to purchase marble and onyx in bulk. Odette has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story: "I am from the beautiful Mexican state of Puebla. My father, Edgar, first opened the family workshop 30 years ago. Our town is renowned throughout Mexico for its carvings in onyx and marble. Raised in this artistic heritage, we began crafting tables and other items in onyx and marble. The art of sculpting marble and onyx demands patience and dedication, both of which have been cultivated over time in the family workshop." "Thank you so much for your support. This microcredit will allow us to continue working and will provide employment opportunities for more artisans."