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Indigenous women's business training in Mexico

by Semillas


Teaching Mexico's indigenous women artisans to improve the production and distribution of their earth-friendly crafts will ensure the long-term sustainability of their businesses.

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In the marginalized states of Chihuahua, Chiapas, and Oaxaca, agricultural areas are washed out by deforestation, and men go to the U.S. for work, leaving women as the heads of their households. It is essential that women generate an income so their families can survive. 400 women have formed 4 cooperatives and have received funds to make earth-friendly crafts, such as weaving organic cotton clothing and bedding. Additional training is needed to support their sustainability.


A 2-year business administration training program will ensure economic autonomy by teaching how to improve product design, lower production time, find additional retail outlets, market products, create a business development strategy & keep books.

Long-Term Impact

$20 donation pays for the production of a month’s worth of compost fertilizer; $50 donation pays for one woman to attend a “new designs” workshop; $100 donation pays for harvesting herbs and other plants to create enough dyes for a month of weaving.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information


Location: Mexico City, N/A - Mexico

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $650 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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