A loan of $2,900 helped to purchase fine leather, wood and various fixtures to continue production.


Abel's story

Abel is a Peruvian artisan that specializes in tooled leather furniture and decor accents. He would like to invest in the purchase of fine leather, wood and various fixtures to continue production. Abel has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"I have been crafting leather items since I was 16. My older brother, Hector, taught me. When I was 23, I opened my own workshop in my house. I cut and tool fine leather with a distinct style and skill that you won't find in many workshops. I design many beautiful Inca and colonial motifs, and emboss those upon the leather. I am especially happy and proud that my products are being sold all over the world through the Internet."

"I would like to thank you for offering me your support through this microcredit. It will allow me and my team to continue crafting items. This is a traditional art form that has allowed us to provide our children with an education, and pass down a beautiful art."

Use the link below to view Abel's tooled leather furniture and decor accents on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/951



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