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Faces of the Future

Stories from Artisans who are working to make a real difference in Guatemala

Rosario Linda Cortin Xorosin

Rosario,a member of the Siete Rosas cooperative, has worked with Mercado Global for two years. Before that, she was rarely able to sell her weavings and was often unpaid for her hard work. With her husband’s alcoholism and problems finding work, Rosario struggled to keep food on the table for her three children: Leandra (6 – pictured), Mario (8), and Adelia (11).

Working with Mercado Global, Rosario is now able to support her children though school. She hopes that one day they will have the opportunity to attend college and pursue their own dreams.

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