A loan of $2,850 helped to stock up on the materials she needs for production, such as sterling silver and gemstones.


Sukartini's story

Sukartini is a Balinese artisan who specializes in silver and gemstone jewelry. She hopes to stock up on the materials she needs for production, such as sterling silver and gemstones.

Sukartini has been selling through NOVICA since 2005. This is her story:

"I am proud of my Indonesian heritage. My mother instilled in me the values of a 'Balinese woman,' including how to prepare temple offerings, because almost every day is a ceremonial occasion here. I took courses in other traditional art forms, but my favorite is silver. Today I work together with local silversmiths to promote Bali's beauty in our own way. We make different kinds of jewelry, mostly with sterling silver, in both traditional and modern styles.

"I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who fund this loan for my small silver craft business. This will help me to buy more material, which I hope will let me sell my work better and pay back the loan faster. Thank you so much!"

Use the link below to view Sukartini's handcrafted jewelry on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/4978



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