A loan of $1,550 helped to purchase of leather and hardwoods such as mohena, cedar, and tornillo, as well as in paints, sealers, and lacquer.


Oscar's story

Oscar is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in leather and wood home accents.

He would like to purchase leather and hardwoods such as mohena, cedar, and tornillo, as well as in paints, sealers, and lacquer.



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

"When I was 10 years old my father died, leaving me no choice but to work at different jobs. One day, when I was 12, I came upon a carpentry shop where I discovered my vocation for working with wood and leather. I resolved to master the craft, and I did so on my own, learning each step and improving every detail. Now I have my own workshop. I see my work as an art form, not just something to be sold, and my work fills my life in a way I cannot explain."

"I would like to thank you for appreciating Peruvian arts and crafts, and for supporting my work through this microcredit. Rest assured I am a hard working person and my products are always of the highest quality because I put my heart, time, and best effort into every piece I make."

Use the link below to view Oscar's leather home accents on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/4344">http://www.novica.com/kiva/4344



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