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Maquita (MCCH)

Maquita (MCCH)

MCCH, whose full name is a combination of Quechua and Spanish meaning ‘Let us join hands and do business as brothers,’ began in 1985 as a response to rising poverty and inflation in Ecuador. Today, the organization works with more than one hundred craft workshops around the country, providing marketing, production and design assistance to over 600 artisans, 70% of whom are women. For many artisans, craft income supplements meager agricultural earnings.