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Total loan: $400
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Nengah

Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia / Weaving

A loan of $400 helped to stock up on the natural fibers he uses to weave, and also to help with workshop costs.


Nengah's story

Nengah is a Balinese artisan who makes woven grass handbags, baskets, and trays. He would like to stock up on the natural fibers he uses to weave, and also to help with workshop costs.

Nengah has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"My mother is a senior 'ate' grass weaver in our village. My grandfather taught me to print Balinese handwriting on palm leaves as well as to carve images on this leaf. When demand grew for 'ate' products, I saw it as a challenge to learn how to make these too. Weaving this durable island grass is not as hard as people may think, but it's not easy work either. One needs a lot of patience to weave one tiny piece of 'ate' into a basket or bag."

"I find these microcredit loans very useful, and they help artisans like me in many ways. I hope that, with your support, my sales will increase. Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Nengah's handwoven ate grass handbags and other items on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=3687



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 8, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 8, 2012