A loan of $600 helped to purchase larger quantities of wood and expand his wood carving.

Wayan's story

Wayan is a master carver from Bali, specializing in wood sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of wood to expand production.

Wayan has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story:

"Most of my family members are carvers, for it is a family legacy that has endured several generations. You could say I was born with a talent to carve, which I developed by merely observing my parents and relatives at work every day. My inspiration comes from Balinese customs and traditions. Competition is tough here in Bali, for there are many expert carvers, making the life of a carver a very uncertain one. It means that I must excel, so hopefully my sculptures will be well received.

"Thanks to all of you who support me with this interest-free microcredit. I really hope these funds can help develop my small carving business by preparing a better stock of sculptures and allowing me to improve sales. My deepest gratitude to you."

Use the link below to view Wayan's wood sculptures on the NOVICA site:

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