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Threads of Peru welcomes new Project Coordinator, Ligia Gómez!

Threads of Peru welcomes new Project Coordinator, Ligia Gómez!

Ligia, originally from Guatemala, joins the Threads of Peru team!

With years of experience working with traditional textiles in her home country, Ligia brings her expertise to Peru.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Trade, obtained in July 2015 at the Rafael Landívar University. While working in her home country with two different organizations, she developed a passion to preserve the traditions and culture of Indigenous communities.  Being herself part of the Maya K’iche community, working towards empowerment has become an essential core of her professional path.

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Placing a pedido (order) in Upis

quechua weavers, Peruvian weavers, ausangate mountain

This week, volunteer Claire Heath joins the Threads of Peru team to visit remote Quechua weavers who live in the shadow of the great mountain Ausangate.  She describes the process for placing an order of weavings in Upis.

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