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Aug 29, 2016 1:58 EST

Gina: Huayruro Lucky Seed Jewelry – By expanding this business we can help to improve the quality of life of about 30 to 40 families of artisans from the Karas rural area, which is located in the province of Anca

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Gina

United States
 
 
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Gina’s story

I was born in Lima, Peru and raised in a province Anka, karas district witnessing the hardships that people suffered and their creativity for generating money to support their family. I met many people who had skills and used their own resources to afford a living. The Huayruro, which are seeds from Central and South America having in each country different names are a symbol of good luck and protection. They push away the negative, attract love, welcome happiness, and bring balance and harmony to life.

Using those seeds, different types of handmade jewelry were created, such as bracelets, rings and necklaces, which are used to protect children when they are born against the evil eye they can suffer because of the strong energy from other people. Artisans transformed those seeds into something useful that is also attractive to wear. Each piece is unique and exclusive, none of them are alike.

I asked myself how I could help. I wanted to have the means for those unique and beautiful crafts to be made known and marketed.

SPANISH:

Nací en Lima, Perú y me crié en la provincia de Anka, distrito de karas viendo las necesidades que pasaba la gente y su inventiva para generar dinero para sostener a la familia. Conocí personas que tenían habilidades y usaban sus propios recursos.

En este caso las Huayruro, unas semillas de Centro y Sudamerica. En cada país estas tienen diferentes nombres y son un símbolo de buena suerte y protección. Alejan lo negativo, atraen el amor y la felicidad, y traen un balance y armonía a la vida.

Con esas semillas se creaban diferentes tipos de joyería artesanal como pulseras, anillos y collares, los cuales se usan para protección de los niños cuando nacen contra el mal de ojo que pueden sufrir por la energía fuerte que tienen otras personas. Los artesanos transformaban esas semillas en algo útil que además es atractivo para usar. Cada pieza es única e individual, ninguna es igual a otra. Pensaba cómo podia ayudarles, quería conseguir los medios para que estas artesanías únicas y hermosas se hicieran conocidas y pudieran comercializarse. 

This loan is special because:

It helps a woman entrepreneur in New York and her business that supports artisans.

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Business Description

Coming to the US, I saw that both for Americans and people from other countries these seeds are very attractive for the great added value they have.

Due to a car accident I suffered, I am looking for ways to make a decent living. Therefore, I started to go to the flea markets and street fairs, and there I saw the opportunity to help and also to sell and earn money to support myself through this resource that helps us all.

So I continued to participate at various events and locations, reaching a diverse audience and always having a great acceptance because they are something they have never seen before. That motivated me to establish and expand the business and see what other things could be made using those seeds, giving ideas to the artisans of Peru from the area of Anka, in the highlands region, where I buy their crafts at fair prices.

SPANISH:

Al venir a EEUU vi que tanto para los americanos como para las personas de otros países, estas semillas eran muy atractivas por el gran valor agregado que tienen.

Debido a un accidente de carro que sufrí, y buscando la manera de subsistir, me dediqué a ir a los (flea market?) flete maree – street fair, y allí vi la oportunidad de ayudarles y también poder vender y ganar dinero para mantenerme, siendo este un recurso que nos ayuda a todos.

Así he seguido participando en diversas oportunidades y locaciones, llegando a un público diverso y siempre recibiendo una gran aceptación, porque es algo que nunca habían visto. Eso me motivo a establecer y ampliar el negocio y ver qué otras cosas se podrían comercializar con esas semillas, dándoles ideas a los artesanos del Perú ubicados en el área de Anka, en la región de la sierra, donde les compro sus artesanías a precios justos.

What is the purpose of this loan?

By expanding this business we can help to improve the quality of life of about 30 to 40 families of artisans from the Karas rural area, which is located in the province of Anca.

Giving them more resources so that they can produce more and diversify the handicrafts, expand the line, and help them to increase production. Consequently, the goal is to have more families to join the project by providing their expertise in handicrafts making that they have acquired from generation to generation, and enabling them to merge their techniques with other materials.

By expanding this business we can help to improve the quality of life of about 30 to 40 families of artisans from the Karas rural area, which is located in the province of Anca.

Giving them more resources so that they can produce more and diversify the handicrafts, expand the line, and help them to increase production. Consequently, the goal is to have more families to join the project by providing their expertise in handicrafts making that they have acquired from generation to generation, and enabling them to merge their techniques with other materials.

I will buy sophisticated equipment to make silver alloys with the seeds, and will invest in appropriate training and coaching to develop their skills for working the alloys of different elements with silver.

This would help them to add value to the products and thus manufacture items of greater value.

I will use the money for:

Equipment Training Materials Packaging Advertising TOTAL $5000

 

SPANISH:

Como este credito le puede servir a mi Negocio:

Ampliando este negocio podemos ayudar a mejorar la calidad de vida de alrededor de 30 a 40 familias de artesanos de la zona rural de la población de Karas, que queda localizada en la provincia de Ancas. Darles mayores recursos para que ellos puedan producir mayor cantidad y diversificar las artesanías, ampliar la linea, y ayudarlos a que puedan incrementar la producción y que más familias entren al proyecto, aportando sus conocimientos en la realización de artesanías que han adquirido de generación en generación, y capacitarlos para fusionar sus técnicas con otros materiales.

Compraré un equipo sofisticado para hacer la aleación de plata con las semillas, e invertiré en entrenamiento y capacitación adecuados para que desarrollen más sus conocimientos para trabajar las aleaciones de los diferentes elementos con la plata.

Esto les ayudaría a darle un valor agregado a los productos y por ende lograr mayor valor a los articulos.

Con el dinero Equipo Capacitación Materiales Empaque Promoción TOTAL $5,000

About Huayruro Lucky Seed Jewelry

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: More than 5 years

A loan of $5,000 helps by expanding this business we can help to improve the quality of life of about 30 to 40 families of artisans from the Karas rural area, which is located in the province of Ancas. Giving them more resources so that they can produce more and diversify the handicrafts, expand the line, and help them to increase production.

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Gina

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