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Guatemala: Weavers Find International Markets

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Published on May 22, 2012

United Nations, New York, May 2012 - In a poor village in a rural region of Guatemala, many women have woven traditional textiles for generations, earning little revenue for their efforts. Now, with the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), these local weavers have found ways to sustain their community and preserve their Mayan traditions by teaming up with industrial designers to create top-selling textiles for export.

UNIA program # 1348

Transcript (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia13...

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