Sololá, (Guatemala) -- An Award for ‘Ixoqi’
The Foundation for Integral Development received the “Best Solidarity Initiative” award from the Mapfre Foundation for its “Ixoqi” project, which promotes the craft work of numerous Maya-Cakchiqueles women from Chimaltenango and Sololá. The programs teach the women weaving and embroidery, traditional handicrafts, and how to improve the quality of their designs. The beneficiaries also have the possibility of learning how to make home preserves and bakery and confectionery products. The commercialization of these products permits the women to raise the income level in their homes.
Romana, n. 56, January-June 2013, p. 124.