Total loan: $4,000


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Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico / Arts

Alberto's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and thread.

Alberto's story

Alberto is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in traditional handwoven Zapotec rugs and accessories. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and thread.

Alberto has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story:

Alberto is the fourth generation in a family dedicated to Zapotec weavings. "I remember as a child watching my father working on the loom while my mother and grandmother carded and dyed the wool. We shear the fleece, spin it and dye it with tints from the cochineal insect, pomegranate peel, bark from the huajal tree that thrives here, as well as oak and pecan bark. Stones, dried flowers, almost all the rocks and flowers here yield natural colors.

"We feel fortunate to have your support. These resources allow me to support my family and colleagues. Thanks with all my heart!"

Use the link below to view Alberto's traditional handwoven Zapotec rugs and accessories on the NOVICA site: