A loan of $800 helped to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood.


Ketut's story

Bali's Ketut specializes in intricate hand-carved sculptures. To increase production, he would like to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood.

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

"It was my older brother, Made, who taught me to carve sculptures. I saved until I had enough to start my own workshop, and now I'm able to offer employment to other carvers from my village. Balinese culture and tradition inspire my artwork. As the son of a master carver, it is easy and enjoyable for me to transfer my imagination into my work. Through my art I do hope to provide a good life and a better future for my family, especially for my child.

"I am thankful for your support through this microcredit, because with it I'll be able to continue carving more sculptures. I believe that the more I make, the more I'll be able to sell and keep my workshop running."

Use the link below to view Ketut's hand-carved sculptures on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/1724



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