Total loan: $1,050


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Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala / Arts

Gilda's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Gilda's story

Gilda, who works alongside her husband, Ruben, specializes in handcrafted jade jewelry and Maya masks. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of jade and silver.

Gilda has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is her story:

"Our story begins in a town near Antigua. Gilda grew up in a home of woodcarvers and I grew up in a family of silversmiths," Ruben explains. "We began our first steps as artisans while still going to school. We met when we were 16 years old, both very young and very much in love," Gilda says with a smile. "We are artisans who work with our hearts, with dedication and love.

This microcredit will help us purchase the raw materials we need to craft our jewelry for our customers. Muchas gracias!"

Use the link below to view Gilda's handcrafted jade jewelry and Maya masks on the NOVICA site: