Discover Their Stories of Hope
Discover how these inspiring women are overcoming extreme poverty in Mexico through preserving the ancient Aztec and Mayan Artisan traditions their families have passed down for generations. Once dependent on tourists to purchase their art in local markets, these women are now able to reach a sustainable global market through partnering with Trades of Hope. Together, these women belong to a sisterhood of Artisans in Mexico who are leading their families to hope for a better future.
Abigail’s Story of Hope
Abigail and her family are overcoming extreme poverty in Mexico by creating these colorful, whimsical, stuffed animals!
Every purchase supports her business that supports other local families in her village.
Abigail’s workshop provides safe jobs with fair wages for many of her family and friends, like Alicia and Rebeca who make our Alpaca Ornament Set!
Deck the halls this holiday season with festive decor that empowers women!
Erica’s Story of Hope
Every purchase helps support many generations of Erica’s family!
Maribel’s Story of Hope
Preserving the ancient amate Artisan traditions of her ancestors, Maribel creates beautiful handcrafted paper art from the bark of local trees that grow near her village in Mexico. Maribel lives in an area of extreme poverty where safe sustainable jobs with fair wages for women are scarce. The traditional Aztec paper art she creates helps provide her with the income she needs to be financially independent.
Every purchase supports her business that supports other local families in her village in Mexico.
Rebeca’s Story of Hope
Photo: Rebeca’s mom, also named Rebeca, serves her mother’s recipe for traditional Mexican beef soup.