A loan of $200 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as terracotta, batik bone, and recycled plastic beads to continue production.


Solomon's story

SoloVida is a wife and husband team specializing in handcrafted beaded jewelry. They would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as terracotta, batik bone, and recycled plastic beads to continue production.

Solomon and his wife Vida have been selling through NOVICA since 2008. This is their story:

"We are a wife and husband team working as SoloVida. We work with all kinds of materials from all over the globe, from traditional glass beads from Krobo and brass beads from Kumasi, to natural materials such as horn, coconut, bone and resin from Mali and Kenya. We also use trade beads that originate anywhere from Venice to China. It is our dream to establish international links and become known to the world of bead designers through exhibitions, exports, and training other jewelry designers. We hope to establish our own bead designing workshop one day, to create our own beads and supply others as well."

"Thank you for helping to fund this microcredit; it is of tremendous support for us!"

Use the link below to view SoloVida's handcrafted beaded jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=6687



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