A loan of $150 helped to purchase materials for his crafts business.

Hector's story

Hector is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-carved marble chess sets and sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of materials such as marble and glue, as well as tools like a diamond saw, sand paper, and brushes.

Hector has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"When I was 14, I met a person who worked sculpting marble. I started to work with him, and I liked it. When I was 16, I started working on my own. The first pieces I sculpted were from the Maya culture. I'm passionate about my work. I knew that it was mine from the very first time I saw the uncut stones. I'm sure that this is the gift God gave me: the ability to imagine, design, and carve marble sculptures.

With this microcredit loan, I'll be able to continue working on new products. Without it, I wouldn't be able to build up stock, so thank you very much."

Use the link below to view Hector's hand-carved marble chess sets on the NOVICA site:

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