A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase wool, natural dyes, and new looms for his rugs.


Alfredo's story

Alfredo is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in hand-woven Zapotec rugs. He would like to purchase wool, natural dyes, and new looms.

Alfredo has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"I was born in Oaxaca and, along with my brothers and sisters, learned to weave from my parents. I was 12 when I created my first rug and I haven't stopped. I now have my own workshop. I believe the art of weaving Zapotec rugs is unique. My inspiration comes from everything I see around me – the landscapes, nature, people and animals."

"This microcredit will help me expand my workshop and increase production, as well as bring on more weavers. Thank you!"



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