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Wendy Carpenter Project Title“Creating Revenue Through the Arts” In 2009 I created a project "Creating revenue through the Arts” to help the indigenous artisans of Guatemala.  My fair trade wage and volunteer teaching time provide a specialized skill and higher standard of living for the indigenous communities. I have a deep respect for how the indigenous people have persevered to preserve their lifestyle. How hard they work and how loyal they can be.  Every winter I work for three months in Antigua, Guatemala designing and sewing apparel with the Mayan women and lapidary work with the men. Together we make jackets and...

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