Manuela Morales is 21 years old weaver. She is an Indigenous woman who lives in the rural community of Chupol in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. She has one child.
She makes “perrajes”, colourful rectangular shawls that are used primarily by women to keep warm, cover the head, carry children, and bring groceries home from the market. Some men also use perrajes.
Manuela received a US$532 loan from SERVIGUA from funds provided by Open to Grow. It is her first loan, and will be used as working capital for her business. Income from her business will be put back into her business and also used to improve the social and economic conditions of her family.