A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase leather and wood in bulk at a better price.

Moises's story

Moises is an artisan who specializes in hand-crafted furniture. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of leather and wood in order to get a lower price and be able to craft more pieces.

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

At the age of 15, Moises moved to Lima to study leather and woodcraft with his uncle. "After a six-year apprenticeship, I started a workshop with my brother who, sadly, passed away in 1980. I proudly honor his memory with my work. Now it's my turn to train others in the family – my nephews and other relatives. Some of my sisters work with me as well. My art is a medium to express my country's culture and transmit the essence of Peru," he says.

"I would like to thank you all for this microcredit on behalf of my family and the artisans working with me. It is a great feeling knowing there are people out there who support us and our work -- you motivate us to keep on doing what we do. May God bless you!"

Use the link below to view Moises's leather and wood furniture on the NOVICA site:

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