Martha & Rosa’s Story of Hope in Guatemala

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Martha’s Story of Hope

My name is Martha. I am from the Patzun department (state) of Chimaltenango. I am very happy to be here with you! It is a blessing from God to have you here in our nation of Guatemala. Because the truth is it benefits my family – and our countrywomen most of all – because we are given the opportunity to work. This work you all do reaches to us and reaches to many other people.

Thank you very much and God bless you! And thank you for the opportunity you have given us because the truth is we are really happy that we are working. We are happy and grateful with God. Thank you and god bless you and we hope this project continues to be successful!

Rosa’s Story of Hope

My name is Rosa, and I am from the Chichicastenango (Chichi) department (state) of El Quiché. Thank you for carrying our products, because for us, it is a huge help… for my daughters… and my fellow countrywomen of Chichicastenango because they also need money to provide for their children’s schooling. So, I want to thank you all… and Edgar and his wife (Artisan leaders in Guatemala)! Thank you to you all, thank you, thank you!

Martha & Rosa Specialize in Eco-friendly Huipil Designs!

In Guatemala, the unique pattern of a woman’s traditional Huipil clothing identifies her family’s village. Martha and Rosa handcraft this roomy tote from genuine leather and upcycled 100% cotton Huipil fabric. Every pattern is unique, and every tote has variations as a part of the Artisan-made charm!

Watch this video to discover how this upcycled traditional Huipil Tote is changing lives in Guatemala!
Trades of Hope is partnering to provide safe jobs with fair wages for women in Guatemala.

Every purchase of our Huipil Tote supports Martha & Rosa’s Artisan community in Guatemala.


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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.


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