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Total loan: $750
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Komang

Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia / Crafts

A loan of $750 helped to purchase silver and gemstones to increase production.


Komang's story

Komang is a Balinese artisan who specializes in handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. He would like to invest in the purchase of silver and gemstones to increase production.

Komang has been selling through NOVICA since 2002. This is his story:

"At first I did not show any interest in the creation of silver jewelry and instead learned to carve wood. However, during secondary school, I eventually became drawn to the creation of fine silver jewelry. Due to harsh economic circumstances, I had to work after school. I walked far everyday to Celuk, a village renowned for its silver and gold jewelry where I began to acquire the elements of my craft.

"Thanks to all of you for your support and for offering me this microcredit, which will make it easier for me to purchase the materials I need. I wish to promote my collections so that many more people can see them, and hopefully my sales will increase over last year. If that happens, it will really help us here. Thanks and God bless you."

Use the link below to view Komang's handcrafted jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/3065



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 30, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 30, 2013