A loan of $2,500 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as marble, onyx, and resins.

Odette's story

Odette and her family are artisans who specialize in making chess sets and sculptures carved from natural stone. To continue production they would like to purchase such raw materials as marble, onyx, and resins.

Odette has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

"I am from the beautiful Mexican state of Puebla. My father, Edgar, first opened the family workshop 30 years ago. Our town is renowned throughout Mexico for its carvings in onyx and marble. Raised in this artistic heritage, we began crafting tables and other items in onyx and marble. The art of sculpting marble and onyx demands patience and dedication, both of which have been cultivated over time in the family workshop."

"Thank you for taking part in this interest-free microcredit loan, because economic factors play a big role in our work. I am certain that your support will help us grow."

Use the link below to view the hand-carved stone items made by Odette and her family on the NOVICA site:

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