A loan of $3,000 helped to increase the physical space of his workshop and hire additional weavers from his community, and also to purchase new looms and raw materials.


Mario's story

Mario is a Oaxacan artisan in Mexico who specializes in handwoven Zapotec textiles. He would like to increase the physical space of his workshop and hire additional weavers from his community. He would also like to purchase new pedal looms, combs, nets, and bulk wool. Mario has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story: "I come from a family of weavers, it is a legacy I inherited from my great-grandfather. My aim is to preserve and promote the beauty of the Zapotec art. We dye the wool with natural colorants and we work on the pedal looms." A message from Mario: "The only way to preserve the dignity of handcrafted arts is to get to know what artisans like me can do with their hands and creativity. I thank you for your support through this microcredit."



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