A loan of $1,950 helped to increase production by hiring more artisans for her workshop.

Asunta's story

Asunta is a master of the traditional Andean art of reverse-painted glass. With this loan, she will be able to expand production ahead of the upcoming high season by hiring more artisans for her workshop.

Asunta has been selling through NOVICA since 1999. This is her story:

"I first learned my craft from my husband's family. I realized that the more I practiced, the more this craft won me over, offering me tremendous gratification. Now I consider it a way of life. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail. My designs are inspired by nature, and by traditional scenes from my town and region. I feel very proud of the works that I create."

"I was one of the first artisans to join NOVICA in Peru and, when I look back, it makes me smile to see how much I've been able to grow — not just me but my family, too. My sons are older now and I was able to pay for their college education through my work. My husband and I are very grateful to NOVICA and all of you for your support."

Use the link below to view Asunta's reverse-painted mirrors and home decor on the NOVICA site:

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