A loan of $800 helped to invest in a bulk purchase of fine silver for his jewelry.


Juan Luis's story

Peru's Juan Luis, working alongside his wife, Carmen (pictured at right), specializes in handcrafted jewelry with mate gourds and gemstones. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of fine silver to increase production. Juan Luis has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story: "We love to let our imagination run free and be as creative as we want to be," Juan Luis confides. "We are inspired by everything we see, even by the discarded pieces from other things we made! We put them together and play with them, like a jigsaw puzzle. I love to see how mistakes can be transformed into beautiful things." "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking part in this microcredit. It will help us work-wise, and this in turn will benefit our family. We'll be able to prepare a larger stock so we may have more designs and increase our sales." Use the link below to view Juan Luis's silver jewelry with mate gourds and gemstones on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/6054



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