A loan of $400 helped to invest in the purchase of more cotton thread to increase production.

Rosario's story

Rosario is the president of a women's weaving cooperative named To'ooneel Ixoq, which specializes in weaving accessories and hammocks. They would like to invest in the purchase of more cotton thread to increase production.

Rosario and the women of To'ooneel Ixoq have been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is their story:

"We are a group of hard-working, creative and enterprising women with a desire to improve our lives, our families' lives, and those of our community. Our mothers taught us to weave when we were only little girls, and they also taught us how to dye threads with natural pigments to protect our environment. In fact, that is our specialty – our weaves are done with cotton threads dyed with tree bark, leaves and fruits. We go by the name To'ooneel Ixoq, which in the Tzutujil Maya language means 'Feminine Development.' We are a very united team, and the most beautiful thing about being in this team is that we support each other, and we encourage members to create their own designs. Our dream is to one day have our own store and a community workshop, because at the moment we work from our own homes."

"With this microcredit we will be able to buy a considerable amount of cotton so that we may continue to weave. The more we have to sell benefits our families, and for that we thank you."

Use the link below to view To'ooneel Ixoq's handwoven accessories and hammocks on the NOVICA site:

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