A loan of $2,850 helped to purchase silver and natural gemstones.

Putu Gede's story

Putu Gede is a Balinese artisan who specializes in sterling silver jewelry with gemstone accents. He would like to invest in the purchase of silver and natural gemstones to increase his stock.

Putu Gede has been selling through NOVICA since 2008. This is his story:

"I have been passionate about designing since childhood. I love to create pieces based on traditional styles combined with a modern look. I've come to realize the importance of having a skill, so I've made a point of offering free training in silversmith techniques. My hope is that by doing so, I will enable people in need to earn a modest living and support their families."

"I feel so lucky to meet people like you who care about my situation over here. Your support through this microloan is meaningful to me, as it is very useful: it means I can continue the work that I had to suspend for a long time because of limited financial resources. I will not misuse the trust that you have placed in me. I will try to give all that I can give. Please accept my love and respect."

Use the link below to view Putu Gede's handmade jewelry on the NOVICA site:

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