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

Saktut's story

Saktut is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in batik robes and apparel. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of fabric and other supplies.

Saktut has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is her story:

"I'm Saktut. I was born in Bali where my father was a farmer and my mother sold fruit in the market. At the age of 16, I started working after school in a clothing shop to help pay the tuition. Through friends, I met a woman who taught me all about textiles and also raised my confidence to start out on my own. Now I make a variety of clothing with batik designs on rayon and cotton with dyes that are environmentally friendly. Our team is mostly women, whom I want to support so that they can also support their children. I am married, and we have been blessed with three boys. My feelings of motherhood are pure happiness and this motivates me to give my very best so my children can get a higher education and the best life possible."

"Dear Funders, thank you for your kind support. With this loan, I can replenish my stock for the upcoming season. Within this pandemic, it is so hard for me to find working capital. Warm regards from Bali."

Use the link below to view Saktut's batik robes and apparel on the NOVICA site:


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.

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