A loan of $100 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and paints to increase his stock.


Victor's story

Victor is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-carved wood serveware. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood and paints to increase his stock.

Victor has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story:

"I work in wood. Like many people who work in this craft, I had a difficult childhood that helped me become a man who strives to get ahead. We don't use complicated or modern tools, just a lathe, a band saw, a drill and a polisher. Right after the terrible earthquake of 1976, there was just no money in Guatemala and I had to go to Honduras to sell my designs. Thank God, we were able to keep the workshop and get through those tough times.

"Thank you so very much for the opportunity to obtain this microcredit. It will make it possible for me to create new products that, so far, have only made it to the design stage, for lack of resources. May God bless you."

Use the link below to view Victor's hand-carved serveware on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/8558



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