Women from the Xchanel Amtel
community hope to make their traditional Chiapan embroidered blouses a trend in Mexico City. World Vision’s project sends the embroidered blouses from the state of Chiapas to buyers in Mexico’s
capital. Women embroider shirts in their community square. All profits from their hand-stitched blouses go directly to them and their families.
________This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Childview.