A loan of $200 helped to invest in raw materials and supplies for his workshop.

Emilio's story

Emilio is a Peruvian artisan who creates decorative objects with dried mate gourds. He would like to invest in raw materials and supplies for his workshop.

Emilio has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:

"I was born in Huancayo, Peru. This art is in my blood. It's something that is born from generation to generation, carried by a magical world toward natural materials. Through my own initiative and desire to learn, my eyes saw and my hands created. This is how I began in this wonderful world, trying to create and create."

"After I lost my wife to cancer, people from Novica called me to see how I was getting along. I was so happy to know they were concerned about me, and this inspired me to create a new collection with new and vibrant colors because there is nothing better than to smile and be always grateful to life. I was even more surprised when they told me I could obtain a loan to develop this new collection. I hope that with this assistance, I can get started again and show my abilities and those of my children. Many thanks for always keeping me in your thoughts."

Use the link below to view Emilio's mate gourd décor on the NOVICA site:

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