A loan of $300 helped to purchase zippers, fabric and thread for production.

Maria's story

Maria is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-woven natural and recycled accessories. She would like to invest in the purchase of zippers, fabric and thread for production.

Maria has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is her story:

"After my mom died, I looked after my siblings. We always lived with financial constraints, below the minimum standard. That's why I grew up as a vegetarian; the situation forced us. I've been offering environmental education to a group of women, most of them homemakers, and we decided to call our group 'Enchanted Wings.' We want to fly--improve and charm clients with our products and history. People see me picking up wrappers in the street and ask why I want that 'garbage.' I tell them it isn't garbage, it's my prime material!"

"Thank you for your support! With this microcredit I'll be able to buy the materials I need, as well as afford to have more artisans assisting me. Thank you for appreciating my work, and many blessings to you."

Use the link below to view Maria's natural and recycled hand-woven accessories on the NOVICA site:

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