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Total loan: $1,500
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Alonso

Mexico
Puebla, Mexico / Crafts

A loan of $1,500 helped to hire additional assistants for his workshop, so he can increase production for the holiday season.


Alonso's story

Alonso is an artisan who creates handcrafted Talavera ceramics, which are produced only in and around the Mexican city of Puebla. He needs to hire additional assistants for his workshop, so he can increase production for the holiday season.

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

"I come from Puebla and I create traditional majolica ceramics in the Talavera style. Our work is carried out the way it's been done here for hundreds of years. I am concerned about the environment, its conservation and its rescue. This is reflected in our ceramics, as everything we make is lead free. Talavera was brought to Mexico by artisans from Talavera de la Reina, Spain, where it was already influenced by Moorish designs. True Talavera requires a rigorous procedure and is produced only in Puebla."

"I appreciate the opportunities that will be created by this microcredit loan. You inspire me to keep moving ahead with my traditional craft. Thank you so much."

Use the link below to view Alonso's Talavera ceramics on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=4361



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 12, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 12, 2012