A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and other supplies.


Made's story

Made is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in hand-carved wood masks and panels. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood.

Made has been selling through NOVICA since 2014. This is her story:

"I was born in 1975 to a wood carver family in a small rural area on the island of Bali. Our family was underprivileged, and I wasn't able to continue my studies after graduating from senior high school. My island is rich in artistry, so my family taught me to make sculptures. I started by watching them carving wood at home. I was excited with the final results and worked hard at learning how to create them. By creating these beautifully detailed sculptures and masks, we'd like to introduce our traditional culture to the world. I hope our sales will grow and people worldwide will come to know our culture."

"This will be my second loan. The first one really helped me develop my business. Right now I need the funds to prepare of the holiday season, replenishing my inventory and creating new designs. I am hopeful that my sales will be good this year. Suksma (Thanks)!"

Use the link below to view Made's hand-carved wood masks and panels on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/9354


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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