A loan of $400 helped to invest in the purchase of gourds and tools for production of his art.


Emilio's story

Emilio is a Peruvian artisan who specializes in dried mate gourd art. He would like to invest in the purchase of gourds and tools for production.

Emilio has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is his story:

"I was born in Huancayo, Peru. This art is in my blood. It's something that is born from generation to generation, carried by a magical world toward natural materials. Through my own initiative and desire to learn, my eyes saw and my hands created. This is how I began in this wonderful world, trying to create and create.

"I am so happy and grateful to be considered for this microcredit. With it, I'll be able to purchase the materials and tools I need to craft the items for this year's sales, so thank you very much."

Use the link below to view Emilio's mate gourd décor on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/6001



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