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


Eka's story

Eka is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in wood carvings. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and other materials.

Eka has been selling through Novica since 2010. This is her story:

"I can't believe I have passed the dark-cloudy times, and now I can focus on my childrens’ future, to provide them with a better education and life. I believe that because I have been helped by God's hands and supported by all my friends, I can keep working hard so I can feed my children, pay their school fees and also save for their future. The income I get from Novica customers also keeps getting better and better; it's been a great help for us, and now we can slowly start to do home improvements too. Until now, I've been working as a nurse in a hospital while also keeping this business of my husband’s growing.

"Thank you for the microcredit you have given to me. I will use it for replenishing my products that have been ordered and to make new designs. May God bless you all. Thank you."

Use the link to view Eka's wood carvings on the Novica site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/7351/


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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