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.
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Upcycled Wool Artisans
Abigail’s Story of Hope
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 Maria (left), Alicia, and Rebeca (right).
Traditional Embroidery Artisans
Rebeca’s Story of Hope
Artisans’ Favorite Mexican Recipe
Photo: Rebeca’s mom, also named Rebeca, serves her mother’s favorite traditional recipe.
Fossilized Natural Amber Artisans
Erica’s Story of Hope
“I love being an Artisan! Every piece I make, I do it with lots of love and dedication. I hope that the people who buy my creations love them and know that this work changes my life for the better, my son’s life, and my family’s lives.” – Erica, Artisan in Mexico
Ancient Amaté Paper Artisans
Maribel’s Story of Hope
Every purchase supports her business that supports other local families in her village in Mexico.
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.
(Originally Published June 16, 2021.)
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