Master Noel Martinez’s Artisan Residency Centre
Another of the projects of The Lost Explorer Mezcal Fund is Master Noel Martinez’s Artisan Residency Centre (SDG: #8 Decent Work & Economic Growth) – as a state rich in culture and a deep heritage in artistry, Oaxaca remains the most impoverished state in Mexico, resulting in many young people leaving to seek decent work elsewhere.
Master Noel Martinez is a renowned artisan, craftsman and community leader in Oaxaca dedicated to mentoring and teaching young artisans. Over many years, he has established an artisan residency centre where he houses marginalised young families, while teaching them a variety of artisanal skills and craft. The Lost Explorer Mezcal Fund’s funding will support Master Noel in supplying tool kits to participants, enabling them to earn a living through their new found craft.