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


Desak's story

Desak is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in batik robes and decor accents. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of fabric.

Desak has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

Desak learned how to make batik from Desak Putu Nithi. "When I worked with her, she taught me many things about textiles and hand-painting batik. The thing I like about her is her dedication to her work and her concern for the people working with her. I have built my career step by step. I started by asking my neighbors to come to my place to look at my collection and place orders if they like it. Now, there's so much to do I need the help of several assistants!

"I want to say a big thank you to the funders who have been very supportive; it has really helped me. I will make the best use of the microcredit to add working capital to replenish my stock and to add more designs."

Use the link below to view Desak's batik robes and decor accents on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/2417/


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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