Mujeres Sembrando la Vida is a cooperative of women living in and around the Tzotzil Mayan village of Zinacantan, Chiapas. Since the year 2000, they have worked collectively to cultivate their talents and improve their community. The women employ their traditional patterns and skills to create beautiful one-of-a-kind, hand-woven and embroidered products, as well as custom orders for bedspreads, interior design textiles, bags, and computer carrying cases. In addition to organizing product design workshops for its artisans, the cooperative has participated in reforestation efforts and the construction of low-smoke stoves, dry latrines, and rainwater capturing systems. Mujeres Sembrando la Vida manages its own micro-savings and loan program to improve the fiscal solvency and financial literacy of its members.
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