Recycled Metal Statuette from Peru, "Brave Policeman"
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A brave policeman raises his hand in respectful salute, his uniform impeccable and his face expressing pride. Peru's Miguel Mejía recycles screws, bolts, steel sheets, and nuts into an admirable sculpture. Mejía takes care of every detail, portraying the handsome policeman with a handcuff, baton, and badge.
Miguel Mejia has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $700. Proceeds were used to buy new tools and equipment to design and shape his sculptures and also to increase the physical space of his workshop.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.