A loan of $2,700 helps to invest in a bulk purchase of wool yarn, natural dyes and firewood.


Gregorio's story

Gregorio is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in Zapotec wool rugs. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wool yarn, natural dyes and firewood.

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

"My grandmother would take me to buy wool. She'd wash it, card it, spin it and dye the yarn. Women have always done this job. By the age of 12, I could reach the pedals of the handloom. Ever since, I've been making rugs, and now my sons have also learned our craft."

"It is a very great motivation to know that there are people who support and like our work. Thank you for the support that you have always given us during this journey."

Use the link below to view Gregorio's Zapotec wool rugs on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/4534/


This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.