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Total loan: $500

Raj

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Agra, UP, India / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of marble, as well as hire additional artisans to work at the family workshop.


Raj's story

Raj, pictured here with her husband, Raja, is an artisan from India who specializes in gemstone inlay on marble. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of marble, as well as hire additional artisans to work at the family workshop.

Raj has been selling through NOVICA since 2007. This is her story:

Indian artisan Raj comes from Uttar Pradesh. "My parents arranged my marriage to Raja Ram Singh, and I love my husband very much," she says. "Since he is from Agra, I moved there. He worked in marble art and, after our children grew up, he began to teach me the art of marble carving. The Taj Mahal is a great source inspiration to us, and we try to replicate its beauty through our work. In our workshop, my husband I craft sculptures, jewelry boxes, coasters, trays and other designs."

"Having spent a lot of money on my recent illness, I'm finding it difficult to buy enough raw material or get artisans to join my workshop. This microcredit will help me get back on track and build up my business again."

Use the link below to view Raj's gemstone inlay on marble on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/6206