A loan of $300 helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver for his handcrafted jewelry.

Teodoro's story

Teodoro, working alongside his family, specializes in handcrafted jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver, given that the current price of silver is at its lowest point in years.

Pictured here with his sister, Ruth, Teodoro has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story:

"My artistic formation came from my dad during his work as an archeologist in pre-Hispanic sites, and later as the curator of a museum. That's when I became inspired to craft jewelry with designs and motifs unique to ancient Peru. One of my most cherished moments was when I had a small workshop and my children, Carlos and Alicia, were with me while I was cutting gems by hand. Then we put the gems through a little machine to perfect the contours. I love the idea that foreigners can share part of our history through my designs."

"I would like to send my gratitude and a big hug to all of you for this micro-credit loan. It is such a great feeling to know that there are people like you, who live faraway and know me only through a photograph, and yet you trust me with this credit."

Use the link below to view Teodoro's sterling silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site:

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