A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase raw materials for his tooled leather crafts in order to expand production.

Oscar's story

Oscar is an artisan who specializes in tooled leather home accents. He would like to purchase raw materials such as high quality leather, wood, and dye to expand production.

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

When Oscar was 10 years old his father died, leaving him no choice but to work at different jobs. One day, when he was 12, he came upon a carpentry shop where he discovered his love for working with wood and leather. He resolved to master the craft, and he did so on his own, learning each step and improving every detail. Today, Oscar has his own workshop. He sees his work as an art form, and not just something to be sold. His says his work fills his life in a way he cannot explain.

"Thank you very much for being a part of this interest-free microcredit project in support of artisans. We don't have big factories and we don't have big machines. We practically do everything with our hands. There are periods where we fall on hard times, so I am happy to know there are people such as you out there who will heed our call."

Use the link below to view Oscar's tooled leather creations on the NOVICA site:

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