A loan of $400 helped to invest in materials and also to hire assistants to help create her pieces.


Rocio's story

Rocio is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in handcrafted wood and leather furniture and mate gourd decor. She would like to invest in materials and also to hire assistants to help create her pieces. Rocio has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story: "Although I have taken courses in artistic design, I consider myself self-taught, since I have learned more from practice over the years. My work strives to show the inherent goodness of artisan labor. I enjoy sharing and teaching something of our own culture. I've formed a small working community of artisan families. Apart from working with gourds, I also design unique home furnishings that focus only on natural materials." "I'd like to say that I am most grateful for all this support. Thanks to this microcredit, we can create more stock and constantly increase our sales. Thank you so much! I send you a heartfelt hug." Use the link below to view Rocio's mate gourd décor and leather furniture on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/2003



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