A loan of $2,850 helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones for her designs.


Sukartini's story

Sukartini is an Indonesian artisan who specializes in handcrafted jewelry. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones for her designs.

Sukartini has been selling through NOVICA since 2005. This is her story:

"My mother instilled in me the value of a 'Balinese woman,' including how to prepare temple offerings. At the age of 16, I studied at SMIK (Sekolah Menengah Industri Kerajinan) in Gianyar. In this school, I learned batik, ceramics and other home industries for three years. Back from school, I took an apprenticeship with a silversmith in a village where they specialized in jewelry. Today I work together with local silversmiths to promote Bali's beauty in our own way. We make different kinds of jewelry, mostly with sterling silver, in both traditional and modern styles."

"I need some capital to buy silver to prepare my stock for the holiday season, and this microcredit is a wonderful opportunity. I am glad for this support; it means I can go on crafting jewelry. Thank you so much -- I know this microcredit will keep my business going, and will also help me keep my team of silversmiths working."

Use the link below to view Sukartini's handcrafted jewelry on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/4978



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