Total loan: $2,850


Lima, Lima, Peru / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase materials for his designs.

Fernando's story

Fernando is a Peruvian artisan who creates modern apparel with Andean alpaca wool. He hopes to purchase materials for his designs. Fernando has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story: "My artistic origins come from my family. My uncles worked in textiles, and little by little they introduced me to this world. I love being able to translate materials into beautiful designs. My work means everything to me: it's what I love and cherish, and I love the fact that I can provide for my family thanks to it." "I'm proud to have been born in Peru, with its rich culture and traditions, where alpaca wool has been used since the times of our ancestors. I'm grateful for the opportunity to carry on this tradition, creating trendy designs that offer warmth as well as beauty. Thanks to Novica, we've been able to bring this tradition to the entire world... how could I not feel proud? Thanks to all of you who appreciate our work and assist us artisans with your purchases and microcredits, we've been able to grow. I think the best path I could have taken in life is the one that led me to you!" Use the link below to view Fernando's alpaca apparel on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/7883