Perfect for organizing your travel essentials and shaving articles in this season's Guatemalan toiletry bag is just what the serious (and seriously stylish) traveler ordered. It is classically functional and keeps your essentials safely secured, no matter where you're going. Features a nylon inner lining, exterior zippered pocket and a sturdy webbing handle.
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A small group of women started UPAVIM over 25 years ago to do something positive for the impoverished slum they were trying to raise children in and from that grew a beacon for the entire community. The women started to produce crafts to generate income for themselves and the projects they wanted to start. Working and selling under Fair Trade principles is what made that happen. They are a self-governed group of approximately 80 women who are able to support their families while providing a school, daycare, health clinic and tutoring programs for their community. They have been so successful in their endeavors that other co-operatives around the country go to UPAVIM for advice on modeling their projects after them.
Empowered women, like the women of La Esperanza, Guatemala work for better economic, healthcare and educational opportunities for themselves, their families and their community.
How does my purchase make an impact?
Increase in income and assets
By focusing on strengthening the value chains that link farmers to markets, we are furthering collaboration among the producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, transporters and consumers.
Food Security and Nutrition
We train and support small-scale farmers to achieve year-round availability and access to diverse and nutritious food, as well as provide access to water and improved sanitation.
Fostering Women's Empowerment
Our projects seek to increase women’s participation in decision-making at the household and community levels, as well as their access to income and assets and leadership roles.