Total loan: $20,000
CUSCO, Cusco, Peru / Arts
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A loan helped To invest in new equipment and buy raw materials and natural dyes for traditional Peruvian weaving.
Nilda runs the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a non-profit organization that employs more than 340 artisans to promote the empowerment of weavers through the revitalization and sustainable practice of Peruvian ancestral textiles in the Cusco region of Peru. For more than 25 years, Nilda has led the Center in its revival of traditional weaving practices and natural dye techniques. The Center has greatly suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic due to lack of tourism and not generating income from textiles sales. This loan will help Nilda reopen the Center and rebuild it after a year of lockdown. She will also use the loan to invest in new equipment to redesign the Center and to buy natural dye materials that will improve the quality of the business’s woven textiles, improve sales, and increase incomes for local weavers.