A loan of $3,500 helped to invest in the purchase of tools and machinery for increased production.


Ismael's story

Ismael, who is a Mexican artisan working under the artistic name J. Blas, specializes in iron wall sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of tools and machinery for increased production.

Ismael has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"I have always loved handicrafts. When I was 17, I started my own ceramic workshop. But I changed directions and began to work in wrought iron and blown glass. I experimented with sheets of iron to give my works more movement. We cut the metal sheets, hammer them into shape and weld them before treating to retard rust. Every piece created at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality. We are always developing new designs and products."

"Thank you, amigos, thank you for this microcredit. And I call you my friends, because only friends selflessly help others during difficult times."

Use the link below to view Ismael's iron wall art on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/3675



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