A loan of $1,400 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood, and also to pay labor for production.


Made's story

Made is a Balinese artisan who specializes in hand-carved sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood, and also to pay labor for production.

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

"I come from a family dedicated to this art for generations. I first learned to carve from my father, who specialized in a particular style of carving, locally known as 'sri bunga' as well as 'keris'. When I finished school, I apprenticed with my uncle who taught me to carve traditional images. In 1993, a cousin taught me the carving of modern statuettes. I began to sell my work to sustain my studies, and now several galleries in Bali collect my creations."

"At this time of the year I must focus on increasing my stock, especially for the coming holiday season. That's why I want to thank you so much for this microcredit loan, because it'll give me plenty of time to get ready. Thank you for supporting a small business artisan like me."



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