October 13, 2013

Micro Loans :: Your Silver Charm Purchases at Work!

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Your Silver Charm & Jewelry Supply purchases help women around the world! Nina Designs is committed to supporting women artists globally. Every year, we loan money to women all over the world to help further and expand their artistic endeavours. Our Micro Loans program has helped women business owners since 2009 with loans to date of over $40,000!

Manjuri Hazarika is an artist who received a Micro Loan from Nina Designs. After surviving many struggles throughout her life, Manjuri started her dream project Kritenya.  Manjuri started Kritenya with a small group of people working in Delhi, India. All of the artists share family roots in the Assam region of India. The shared love for hand loomed fabric from the North East region of India solidified the group and their focus.

Manjuri describes her goals and dreams for her growing business:

“We source all hand-loomed fabrics with beautiful patterns from the remote areas of Assam. The weavers are mostly women who support their families with the income they generate from weaving. Our main endeavor is to grow together with the artisans who are associated with us. We are very thankful, our customers will help us in our mission of supporting a large number of women weavers.”

These are the kind of stories we love to hear! Women artists and business owners helping other women artists, what a great story.

Shop Manjuri’s Novica shop here. Beautiful bags in rich warm fabrics await!

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