Total loan: $800
Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Arts
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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of green jade and sterling silver.
Pablo is an artisan from Guatemala who specializes in handcrafted jade jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of green jade and sterling silver. Pablo has been selling through NOVICA since 2013. This is his story: "I find the history associated with jade to be inspiring. This beautiful stone has been treasured and worked since the times of the ancient Maya. Jade can only be found in a few countries around the world, so I feel fortunate to have the privilege to have it nearby and to create something so valuable. The first piece I ever made was the replica of a Maya mask from Tikal. It was a lot of hard work, but in the end my bosses were pleased with it and soon sold it at their store. I continued working hard to save enough to set up my own workshop, and I finally got it set up in 2000." Use the link below to view Pablo's handcrafted jade jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8890