Origin: San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
Ethnicity: Maya Tz’utujil
Enrollment Date: September, 2014
At only 4 years old, Linda is already counting to 10 in English and ready to attend school. She only speak Tz’utujil at home with her grandmother Rosa but learned bits of English from the many tourist that visit her home. Rosa is a long-term partner of Hiptipico and is the founder of the first ever eco-friendly natural dye women’s cooperatives in Guatemala. While they offer home-stays and weaving classes to foreigner, Linda’s mother is working in Guatemala City to help make ends meet. Linda is the key to securing the future of this weaving cooperative and helping them preserve their Mayan culture while expanding their knowledge.
Rosa is an official Hiptipico Artisan.