A loan of $200 helped to purchase raw materials in larger quantities, thus reducing costs.

Iliana's story

Iliana is an artisan who specializes in handcrafted jewelry and dolls. She also shares her work with other women in her community who work from home. She would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as cotton canvas for the dolls and wood pendants for the jewelry.

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

"What I like best about my work is that I can do it with my family around me and I can take care of my little boy. It is so satisfying to share what I've learned with other women so they can get ahead with their own children. My dream is to help more people with the work I can give them, to see my family grow, and also to grow this project my brother started. Through our work, I hope people are better able to know our rich culture and heritage."

"I'm excited about this new opportunity! Through this interest-free microcredit I'll be able to purchase the raw materials I need in larger quantities, thus reducing costs. It will allow me to continue developing and sharing my art. Thank you very much for your support!"

Use the link below to view Iliana's collectible dolls and jewelry on the NOVICA site:

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