A loan of $1,600 helped to invest in the purchase of prime materials such as wood, lacquer and chalk, and also to employ specialized artisans from his community.


Antonio's story

Antonio is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in hand-carved furniture and home decor items. He would like to invest in the purchase of prime materials such as wood, lacquer and chalk, and also to employ specialized artisans from his community.

Antonio has been selling through NOVICA since 2005. This is his story:

'I live my life amid wood. I'd describe my work as life itself, and my existence together with it. When I was only 17, I created my first piece and it was an immense satisfaction. Art guides my hands in that moment of pleasure as I begin a design. My pieces are inspired by the olden times and reflect the style of vintage pieces. They transmit my love for life and for nature — its flowers, birds and all the rich flora and fauna of our country."

"Please receive a great big hug and my most heartfelt thank you for your microcredit. I feel very happy to know that you trust me. As artisans we sometimes go through hard times, and it's amazing to know that there are people out there offering their support without even knowing you. May God bless you."

Use the link below to view Antonio's wood mirrors, jewelry boxes and home decor on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/5387



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