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Total loan: $2,750
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil / Arts
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Osvaldo's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to stock up on stones, brass and other materials for production.
Osvaldo is an artisan in Rio de Janeiro who showcases Brazil's extraordinary gemstones in his art. He would like to stock up on stones, brass and other materials for production. Osvaldo has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story: "In 1980, I left a career as an accountant. I began as an artisan's assistant and a sculptor, and became fascinated with gems and crystals. Today I travel throughout Brazil in search of crystals from Bahia, emeralds from Minas Gerais, and agates from Rio Grande do Sul. I realize I have experienced a great personal transformation. I have more patience for art than for logic!" "I hope to be able to stock up on the materials I need so as to be able to have a good supply of designs in stock. I am very grateful for your support. Thank you!" Use the link below to view Osvaldo's Brazilian gemstone art on the NOVICA site: Novica website