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Total loan: $1,000
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Gerardo


A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase raw materials as well as a larger vacuum pressure casting machine of greater capacity than the one he has.


Gerardo's story

Gerardo is a jewelry artisan from Mexico whose silver jewelry is highly detailed, much like miniature sculptures. He would like to purchase raw materials as well as a larger vacuum pressure casting machine of greater capacity than the one he has.

Gerardo has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"My encounter with the world of jewelry happened by chance when a friend invited me to work with him. In this fertile field, I found a way of self-expression. I work with the techniques I developed on my own to create silver jewelry and miniature sculptures in great detail. Mexico's rich cultural legacy is a great source of inspiration, from the pre-Hispanic cultures such as Olmec, Toltec, Maya and Aztec to new and contemporary artistic manifestations, such as regional music and dance and religious celebrations. I feel so proud of my roots."

"I'd like to thank you for your support with this microcredit loan, and for your interest in motivating the creativity of artisans like me. Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Gerardo's jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=8213



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 12, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 12, 2012