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This year, on International Women's Day. We embrace women everywhere who defy injustice to pursue a fuller future for themselves and their families.
Micaela is one of the extraordinary craftswomen we work with every day.
Micaela is a member of Mayan Hands, a cooperative in Santiago Atitlan, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan.
We first met Micaela, a twin to Antonia and daughter of Micaela, as she demonstrated her weaving skills and stepped aside to teach our design director, Jean, the ropes.
Micaela's story is a special one...
As part of an indigenous community, she faces the double discrimination of being Mayan and a woman in Guatemala. Defying these very real barriers, Micaela decided that at the age of 33, she would start school.
"I always wanted to go to school, but I couldn't when I was a girl. Later, when I was an adult, I sometimes thought about it, but I had no idea how to do it. I was afraid to even register because I didn't know how to read or write, not at all."
It wasn't until one day that she was creating an invoice that she thought to herself, "This has to stop, now. I need to learn to read and write." She applied for one of the scholarships offered through the cooperative and was accepted to school for the first time.
In October 2016, Micaela graduated from elementary school. She completed six grades in three years.