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A loan of $2,800 helped to make a bulk purchase of raw materials for his jewelry.

Kadek's story

As an artisan specializing in jewelry, Kadek would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as natural gemstones and sterling silver.

Kadek has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:

Kadek was literally born into the world of jewelry making. "My parents and most people in my neighborhood are silversmiths. My parents used to say, if you make something, don't use only your hands but also all of your heart. This way everything you make will have spirit. This is really true. My favorite activity is to combine the skill I have with the beauty of Balinese tradition and nature – like dance, carvings, beaches and landscapes – to create silver jewelry. I love something simple, comfortable and good to look at."

"The problem with not being able to purchase significant amounts of raw materials is that it slows down production when demand is high. I am grateful for your support through this interest-free micro credit, and I hope it can help me develop my business."

Use the link below to view Kadek's jewelry on the NOVICA site:

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