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The Women of Candelaria Mary Richardson Miller

The Women of Candelaria

Mary Richardson Miller

Published September 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780764900051
Paperback
128 pages
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The beauty of the village of Candelaria, nestled in the highlands of Guatemala, belies the harsh existence of those who live there. The corn-fields are too small to support the families who own them, and despite unending labor, most remain very poor.MoreThe beauty of the village of Candelaria, nestled in the highlands of Guatemala, belies the harsh existence of those who live there. The corn-fields are too small to support the families who own them, and despite unending labor, most remain very poor. Amid the daily struggle to survive, the women of Candelaria -- strong, deeply religious, and amazingly resilient -- have emerged as the heart of their community. Their activities -- from gathering firewood and fetching water to grinding corn for handmade tortillas and weaving the colorful fabric unique to the villages of Guatemala -- are documented here through Mary Richardson Millers stirring photography and personal narrative.