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Maria is Co-Founder and President of Kiej de los Bosques (social business) and Communities of the Earth (NGO), two organizations that work hand-in-hand as part of the Wakami value chain, which is dedicated to linking rural communities to global markets. Kiej designs products and opens the market while Communities of the Earth incubates the rural business, working on aspects that improve quality of life (education, nutrition, and healthy homes). Wakami is a Guatemalan brand of handmade accessories retailing to more than 20 countries in four continents. Wakami provides a source of income to over 400 rural women as part of the Wakami Villages program.

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