Many social businesses take great pride talking about the impact they have on the partnering communities and their accomplishments on the ground. At @mozaiqueglobal
, we equally value the lessons we learn from these interactions. One of our partners in Guatemala is @upavimcrafts
- a group of 75 women who live in the marginalized community of La Esperanza, Guatemala City. #UPAVIM
‘s 30-year experience of supporting the women of La Esperanza in their fight for better economic, healthcare and educational opportunities is an inspiring proof of resilience and innovation at grassroots level. Spending time at UPAVIM enriched our understanding of the local dynamics and the challenges these organizations have been facing and helped us develop best practices and find the right innovative solutions to move our work forward. The UPAVIM journey and the stories of its women have been one of the most inspiring lessons we learned so far. They not only managed to establish a sustainable, successful growing business, but they had a crucial impact on the wellbeing of the entire community.