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Total loan: $600
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A loan of $600 helped to invest in wood, saws, paints, and sandpaper for production.


Jose's story

Jose is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-carved sculptures and masks. He would like to invest in wood, saws, paints, and sandpaper for production.

Jose has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story:

"I learned my craft from my father. When I was younger he would only allow me to sandpaper a piece, and as I got older he would let me paint too. It wasn't until I was older that he'd finally let me carve the wood. I remember well the first piece I ever did completely on my own: an angel. I put it among the things my father took to the market to sell, and then I lost track of it! I hope it got sold to someone who appreciated it because at the time I was only an apprentice."

A message from Jose: "Sales at the market have gone down this year, making it hard to purchase the materials I need. That's why I am so grateful for your support through your microcredit, because it will make it possible for me to continue carving and working on new products. Thank you very much, and may God bless you."



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 23, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 23, 2013