The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show by Elizabeth Rose

The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show

The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show creates second virtual fashion show to support Long Way Home In June, Merilyn and Sheyla Mux Sucúc, two second graders at the Long Way Home Hero School located in San Juan Comalapa, began collecting neighbors’ soda can rings, chip bags, and bottle caps for a school project. After crocheting the rings into a blouse, […]

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Staff of the Long Way Home Hero School visit student homes during COVID-19

Long Way Home Hero School

When the Guatemalan government of President Alejandro Giammattei instituted daily curfews, suspension of public transportation, closure of open marketplaces and schools, cancellation of all incoming flights and the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 people to prevent the spread of COVID-19 those living in poverty were hit the hardest. Before the virus while over 59% of Guatemalans were estimated […]

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The Guatemalan weavers “Multicolores Collective”

Bringing new industry to rural Guatemala by using women’s weaving skills and sense of color. Micaela Churunul, age thirty-six learned weaving from her mother as a child. But a bad case of bronchitis when she was eight compromised her health going forward. Also, at eight, she was forced to leave school when her family needed her work contribution at home. Without […]

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