A loan of $200 helped to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood to increase production.


Wayan's story

Wayan is a master carver from Bali who specializes in traditional masks. He would like to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood to increase production.

Wayan has been selling through NOVICA since 2001. This is his story:

"I started to learn woodcarving when I was just six years old, together with other children. As a child, I never thought it possible to become an artist. I was lucky to have my father, for he was able to carve and he taught me how to carve. However, it was hard to focus seriously on carving because we had to look after our two cows and also work in the rice fields. Times were hard then, but I had strong support from my parents. Since 1995, carving has become the main sustenance for my family."

"Please receive my most heartfelt thanks for this microcredit. I would like to strengthen my business and make it grow, so this microcredit will be used to get more wood."

Use the link below to view Wayan's hand-carved wood masks and sculptures on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/2884



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