A loan of $2,850 helped to increase the size of his workshop and purchase raw materials and new pedal looms.


Alberto's story

Alberto is a master weaver who specializes in Zapotec rugs. To continue production he would like to increase his workshop's physical space and invest in the purchase of pedal looms and in raw materials such as wool.

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

Alberto is the fourth generation in a family dedicated to weaving Zapotec rugs. "I remember as a child watching my father working on the loom while my mother and grandmother carded and dyed the wool so that the men could weave it. We shear the wool, spin it and dye it with natural dyes from cochineal insects, pomegranate peels, and bark from huajal, oak and pecan trees. Almost all the rocks and flowers here yield natural colors that we can use in our work. Words fail me to express how your support and trust make me feel. This interest-free microcredit will enable me to continue supporting my family and helping the people in my community that are looking for work. Gracias!"

Use the link below to view Alberto's rugs on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=4559



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