Total loan: $800


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Antigua, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and jade for his designs.

Rafael's story

Rafael is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in silver and gemstone jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and jade for his designs.

Rafael has been selling through NOVICA since 2013. This is his story:

'I have a great love for jewelry; this is my vocation. In the 1980s, my father learned to create designs with jade. With the passing years, he came to craft very good jewelry. When I was 12, I began helping in the workshop after school and, little by little, I learned the art. I hope to be able to sell my own designs so that my father's dream of having a large workshop can come true. I dream that my wife and I can go to college one day and work hard so that we can give our children everything they need.'

'On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank each of you for your support and trust through this microcredit. God bless you.'

Use the link below to view Rafael's silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site: