A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase wood and to employ others in his community.

Nyoman's story

Nyoman is a master carver from Bali who specializes in traditional masks and sculptures. He would like to purchase wood to increase production and also to be able to employ others in his community.

Nyoman has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"I was taught to carve by my older brother. The traditional forms and poses are beautiful and of fine workmanship, which inspired me to learn this style. My favorite themes to work on are characters in religious mythology because they offer a variety of ways for an artist to express creativity and style. What I wish now is to continue upholding the values of those who taught and inspired me, while being able to continue taking very good care of my family and my woodcarving group.

I really want to thank you all for contributing to this microloan. I'll be able to get my workshop started again after I had to close it due to a lack of financial resources. I want to say many thanks once more: without your support I would not be able to continue my wood carving work."

Use the link below to view Nyoman's masks and wood sculptures on the NOVICA site:

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