Novica

Private Company
(+502) 7831-0134

Novica is a global company with a humanitarian focus, it is a Marketplace of handmade products giving the opportunity to thousands of artists and artisans to sell their products to customers around the world. We have offices in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Our mission is to empower artisans to improve your life by promoting their art, history and cultural heritage to a global audience through the Internet.

Women, Indigenous peoples, Entrepreneurs, Artists
Entrepreneurship/Business, Microfinance, Art and culture

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Diego Chacon
Regional Director
(+502) 7831-0134
Alejandra Navichoc
Inventory Coordinator
(+502) 7831-0134
Gabriela Mejía
Quality Assurance
(+502) 7831-0134
Locations
Calle Real Numero 34, 
Jocotenango
Jocotenango, 
Sacatepéquez, 
03002

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Empower artisans to improve their lives by promoting their art, history and cultural heritage to a global audience through the Internet.

Vision

To be the largest handmade products marketplace in the world, providing opportunities for artists from different regions of the world to bring their art to a global market.

Values
We value handmade, exploration, courage, the environment, and love.

Products, services, and programs

Products

We offer a variety of artisan products for sale online.

Services

Depending on the products and quality of the artists and artisans, they are invited to be part of the marketplace, where the products are taken to an international market at no cost to the artist, it does not have a cost of entry or sales commissions.

Programs

We have a microcredit program at 0% interest to support artists to improve their production and capacity.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2010
Number of employees: 
11-25
Funding: 
Sale of products and/or services
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Open the market for handmade products by empowering the artist to be part of the process, their story is told and they are given the tools to export through the internet.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

We currently work with 375 artists, groups, associations and cooperatives, it is estimated that there are more than 3000 people who receive benefits from the sale of products.

Impact measuring

Sales growth and improvement of skills of the artisans who work with us are measured. Individual growth plans are drawn up.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

The office in Guatemala has been growing every year and products of more artists are promoted than 10 years ago, the network of artists that work with Novica has been growing every year

Short term objectives

Growth

Sales growth and finding new artisans to expand the offer on the platform with what the Novica client is looking for.

Quality and Impact

To be able to offer more funds in microcredits to artisans so that they can improve their skills and productivity, always at 0% interest.

Long term objectives

Growth

Sales growth and finding new artisans to expand the offer on the platform with what the Novica client is looking for.

Quality and Impact

To be able to offer more funds in microcredits to artisans so that they can improve their skills and productivity, always at 0% interest.