Elvia Maria Ixmatul, The Seamstress

Elvia first started sewing for friends and family, but slowly built a business from the ground up, when her customers realized that she treated her garments with uncommon attention and care.

When a natural disaster hit seamstress Elvia Maria Ixmatul’s home and place of business, her livelihood was in jeopardy. But, with a little help from Accion partner Génesis Empresarial, she was able to get back on her feet.