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Occasions > Christmas > Decorative > UPA - Worry Doll Wreath

Cotton and Cloth Worry Doll Wreath Handmade in Guatemala
Cotton and Cloth Worry Doll Wreath Handmade
in Guatemala

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UPAVIM Artisan Story
Guatemala

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UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of Guatemala City. The women in the organization are mothers, homemakers, widows and some have been abandoned by their families. Many of them are the sole bread winners for their families. Unidas Para Vivir Mejor(United for A Better Life, or UPAVIM) was established in 1989 to create jobs for these women and to establish facilities of health-care, education and other social issues to benefit the community they lived in. Over the years, UPAVIM has grown from a small community health project to about a 80 member business cooperative. The organization employs teachers, seamstresses, nurses, administrators, cooks, cleaners and secretaries each of whom is paid a fair wage and is linked to UPAVIM ‘s fair trade business.

Amongst some of the achievements, In 2002 the cooperative was awarded the best Non-traditional Textile Exporter award by AGEXPRONT, a national trade organization, also UPAVIM’s Montessori school was recognized by the Guatemalan government.


Worry Doll Wreath
from Guatemala

Worry Doll Wreath
   Funds 3 meals

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Commemorate the holidays by decorating your home with this beautiful Worry Doll Wreath, which has been handmade in Guatemala. Not only does it have worry dolls threaded throughout to help take the worries and stress out of your daily life, it makes any room or door it is placed upon so much more elegant!

 

  • This product measures 3.75" Diameter and .5" deep'

 

Handmade and Fair Trade Imported from Guatemala.

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