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


Raquel's story

Raquel, who works alongside her husband, Gregor, is an artisan who specializes in alpaca accessories. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of alpaca wool.

Raquel has been selling through NOVICA since 2006. This is her story:

Raquel and husband Gregor are dedicated to preserving Peruvian textile traditions.

"What draws us to weaving is the opportunity to work with natural fibers by rescuing ancient Incan weaving techniques. We love to see the transformation of loose yarns into garments and accessories. We help an Andean community by employing weavers on traditional looms who then help us finish each piece by hand."

"We will use this loan to acquire the wool needed to cover demand through the holiday and winter seasons."

Use the link below to view Raquel's alpaca accessories on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/5826


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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