A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase raw materials in bulk.

Putu Oka's story

The son of a ceramics pioneer in Bali, Putu Oka creates handcrafted ceramics. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials.

Putu Oka has been selling through NOVICA since 2001. This is his story:

Putu Oka inherited his love for ceramics from his mother, Made, who pioneered Balinese ceramic artistry in 1980. At first, she undertook the entire design and crafting procedure by herself and developed a reputation for fine design and high quality. In 1990, when his mother passed away, Putu Oka took over her workshop and eventually opened a showroom in her memory. The award-winning designer finds inspiration in the luscious flora and fauna of Bali.

"I want to express my gratitude to all of you who have supported us with this microcredit. This is a really good program that can help the small workshop to improve and develop. It will also let us create more and, hopefully, sell more. Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Putu Oka's ceramic tableware and decor on the NOVICA site:

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