A loan of $500 helped to invest in wood and additional labor for production.


Gusti's story

Gusti is a Balinese artisan who specializes in wood carvings. He would like to invest in wood and additional labor for production. He has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story: "I was born to a family of farmers, so I worked after school. We were six children, so my parents could hardly invest in our continued education. I also took a part-time job finishing and adding color to art products. Since school, my art work has always been admired. Once I graduated from a technical school, a friend suggested painting on a piece of wood, and the result was very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have been dedicated to this art form ever since." "I am glad for this opportunity and I am really thankful to you out there for your support with this microcredit loan. You also motivate me to work more and craft more pieces. Thank you so much!"



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