A loan of $1,800 helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and Brazilian gemstones.


Guena's story

Guena is an artisan from Brazil who specializes in Brazilian gemstone trees, coasters and figurines. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and Brazilian gemstones.

Guena has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

Brazilian artisan Guena says, "In 1980, I left a career as an accountant. I began as an artisan's assistant and a sculptor, and became fascinated with gems and crystals. Today, I travel throughout Brazil in search of crystals from Bahia, emeralds from Minas Gerais, and agates from Rio Grande do Sul. I realize I have experienced a great personal transformation. I have more patience for art than for logic!

"Your support is very important to me. In addition to the microcredit itself, this is a way to strengthen my belief in my work so I can continue to dedicate myself with enthusiasm and love to my craft. Thank you very much to all of you."

Use the link below to view Guena's Brazilian gemstone trees, coasters and figurines on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/3766/


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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