A loan of $200 helped to purchase leather, cotton fabric and thread to craft her handbags.

Laura Del Carmen's story

Laura del Carmen is an artisan who specializes in leather bags for women and men. She would like to invest in the purchase of quality leather, cotton fabric and threads to continue production.

Laura del Carmen has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is her story:

"When I was 11, I made my first purse as a birthday gift for my grandmother. It was a jute bag, embroidered by hand with a braided handle. My grandmother was thrilled and told me it was very pretty. I love my work. It is so satisfying to innovate, change, transform and see that there are people who like my designs and wear them. I'm pretty much self-taught, specifically in the area of handbags."

"Many thanks to all of you who are supporting me by financing this interest-free microcredit. It will allow me to purchase the necessary raw materials to continue crafting my bags. I will also be able to make the new styles that I've designed, but have been unable to craft for lack of capital. It is not always easy to find the funds required for my craft. Receive a big hug all the way from Guatemala!"

Use the link below to view Laura del Carmen's leather handbags on the NOVICA site:

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