A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of clay, as well as improvements to and expansion of his workshop.


Angel's story

Angel is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in ceramic replicas and figurines. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of clay, as well as improvements to and expansion of his workshop.

Angel has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. He comes from a family with generations of artisan experience. He learned the family ceramic techniques from his father, Antonio, a renowned artisan. Angel began a long study of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures and learned the Nahuatl language spoken in ancient Mesoamerica. He uses clay from northern Oaxaca state, the only clay of this kind in Mexico and perhaps in the world. The unique characteristics of this yellow clay make it ideal for his work.

"It is wonderful that there are people of great heart who care about helping others," Angel says. "Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Angel's ceramic replicas and figurines on the NOVICA site:
www.novica.com/kiva/4012


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.



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