A loan of $1,250 helped to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wool to keep production costs low and to develop new designs.


Raul's story

Raul is an artisan in Lima who specializes in traditional Peruvian weaves such as tapestries and shoulder bags. He would like to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wool to keep production costs low and to develop new designs.

Raul has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"After secondary school, I dedicated my energy to painting. My father taught me to weave in the San Pedro de las Cajas style. I love to paint and I love to weave. They are both a form of expression, and often, after I explore a theme in my weaves, I will repeat them on the canvas. When I joined Novica, I lived in a rented house with just one loom, my wife, and our newborn baby. Today, I have three looms and have invited other weavers to help weave my designs. Best of all, I can provide for my son the way I dreamed of doing so when he was born."

"Thank you very much for this microcredit. It seems like whenever we're facing hard times, you're right there for us. I will always be thankful for this."

Use the link below to view Raul's hand-woven tapestries on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/735



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