Support indigenous women's self-sufficiency in MX

by The Circle of Women

Summary

The Mixteca Weavers began as a group of older, highly skilled weavers who were supported by a capitalization loan from The Circle of Women in 2003.
$8,600
total raised
82
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

The Circle of Women partners with the weavers, selling the weavings throughout the U.S. and investing in the Miramar women's capacity and infrastructure. At the present time The Circle of Women is helping the weavers to expand their markets, primarily in Oaxaca to make the project sustainable. The women have become very adept at selling and demonstrating their weaving to craft visitors and local people and have become highly recognized for their textiles.

Solution

The weavers have learned the business of production, inventory management and sales to local and international markets. In November 2009 the weavers will stage an exhibition at the Museo Textile de Oaxaca.

Long-Term Impact

During the five years of the program the women have repaid their loan, improved quality of their weavings, and learned the business of production, inventory management, and sales.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thecircleofwomen.org/​weavers/​index.html
Project Updates

Organization Information

The Circle of Women

Location: Chelsea, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​thecircleofwomen.org
The Circle of Women
Project Leader:
Judith Lockhart Radtke
Staff Member
Chelsea, MA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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