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A loan of $1,400 helped to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production.


Putu's story

Putu is a Balinese artisan who specializes in ceramic tableware and decor. He would like to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production. He has been selling through NOVICA since 2001. This is his story:

"I inherited a ceramic legacy from my mother, Made Tantri, who pioneered ceramic artistry in 1980. At first, she undertook the entire design and crafting procedure by herself, and developed a reputation for fine design and high quality. In 1990, when she passed away, I took over her work, and eventually opened a showroom in her memory. I find much inspiration in the luscious flora and fauna of Bali."

"We're happy at the opportunity to receive this microcredit, because with your support we'll be able to offer more work to other artisans in our community. We highly appreciate and are thankful to you for funding our microcredit. It means a lot to us, especially in promoting and improving our work."



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