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Behind The Scenes with E&M

Happy Easter

April 17, 2022

What are your favorite Easter traditions? Do you dye eggs or host and Easter egg hunt? Does the Easter bunny visit your house? In Guatemala, Easter is a holiday that comes with exciting traditions and activities. Festivities happen throughout the week leading up to Easter Sunday - Holy Week, or Semana Santa. One of the most beautiful traditions is the art of creating carpets out of dyed sawdust, flowers, and other organic materials. Many of these carpets are laid on the paths of daily processions. This tradition goes back many generations, and this is a holiday activity that many look forward to each year. Here is a picture of the carpet laid in front of the Iglesia San Francisco in Panajachel, Guatemala. 

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International Women's Day Celebrates Julia

March 13, 2021

Julia is the head of our women's cooperative in El Tablon, Solola, Guatemala. There are 28 women in the group and they come together with a variety of skills including weaving fabric on pedal and backstrap looms, making baskets, beading, jewelry making and embroidery. Julia started working at a young age, raised by a single mother. She worked all over the area, Xela, Chichicastenango, and Qetzaltenango in Solola, carrying her son with her as she worked in the fields. She was able to land a job working for a cooperative that gave microloans to women of Q100 and saw how they were working to better themselves and it was there that she discovered her passion for working with and helping...

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