Total loan: $2,700


Piura, Piura, Peru / Arts

Alfredo's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to stock up on silver as well as gemstones for his designs.

Alfredo's story

Alfredo is a Peruvian artisan who handcrafts beautiful jewelry in silver filigree. He'd like to stock up on silver as well as gemstones for his designs. Alfredo has been selling through NOVICA since 2005. This is his story. "I come from Catacao, in northern Peru. It is considered the City of Filigree. I began to learn this art when I was 11 years old, with friends who taught me little by little. I enjoy it because a jeweler's work is a delicate art. I was awarded a scholarship to study with a professor from Israel, and was offered the chance to teach filigree there. But I love Peru too much to leave." "To all of you who are helping to fund this microcredit, I'd like to express my appreciation. The truth is, I feel really energized and want to assure you my work is always crafted with quality and with much love. This loan will let me keep all my designs in stock and be able to participate in sales promotions. Gracias!" Use the link below to view Alfredo's silver filigree jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/5201