A loan of $700 helped to invest in the purchase of sterling silver and natural gemstones for production.


Juan's story

Juan is an artisan from Peru who specializes in handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. He would like to invest in the purchase of sterling silver and natural gemstones for production.

Juan has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story:

"My wife Rosario and I once ran a clothing shop, but financial hardship struck. My wife was eager to design jewelry, and at first we relied on expert silversmiths. I was fascinated with the process and became an eager student – I now design and craft my own jewelry. My style is different than my wife's, and we are both proud to see how far we have come. I'm driven by a desire to excel and I strive to transmit beauty and quality."

A message from Juan: "Thank you so much for this microcredit, because it will make it easier for me to prepare a good stock for the coming holiday season."



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