A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, lacquer and hardware.


Gelacio's story

Gelacio is an artisan from Peru who specializes in reverse painted glass mirrors and home decor. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, lacquer and hardware.

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

Peru's Gelacio says "I showed talent for the arts while still in school and began to sell my woodwork and painted glass through an artisan cooperative. In 1997, I formed an association of craftspeople dedicated to Peruvian arts and work with my three brothers in our own workshop. I feel very content that my work is appreciated in people's homes, and I share this happiness with my family."

"With this loan I will make new frames for my mirrors and chests. Having access to capital is very useful for me because it allows me to buy in bulk and streamline the crafting process. I hope this will result in an increase in sales."

Use the link below to view Gelacio's reverse painted glass mirrors and home decor on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/4004/


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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