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A loan of $1,000 helped to invest in the materials they use so that they can increase pottery production.

Ubaldina's story

Ubaldina and her family are ceramic artisans who specialize in Cuzco-style pottery. She would like to invest in the materials they use so that they can increase production.

Ubaldina has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

"Our family's journey in the ceramic arts has been influenced by the customs and lifestyles of my village, a village of ceramic artisans. We dress our jars and decorative plates in beautiful designs from ancient Peru. Each carries the powerful, elemental mystery of water and earth. In our home-based workshop we also teach other ceramists in our tradition and many have stayed to work with us."

"To all of you who have helped fund this microcredit, I would like to send you a thousand blessing from my whole family. Many thanks for your wonderful support."

Use the link below to view Ubaldina and family's Cuzco ceramics on the NOVICA site:

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