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Guatemalan Worry Dolls
According to Guatemalan legend, worry dolls have the ability to remove worries while children sleep. At night, during tuck-in, children tell one worry to each doll and then place them under their pillow. In the morning, they wake fresh because they've shared their worries - and sometimes, just speaking our minds lightens the load. This sweet little handmade set includes ten miniature wood and cloth dolls in a handwoven cotton bag. A thoughtful gift, even for adults who have a lot on their minds.


  • Materials: Cotton, wood
  • Measures: 1"H x 0.25"W with 8"H x 6.5"W bag
  • Colors: Multi-colored
  • Care: Wipe clean with a dry cloth 
  • Notes: Small parts. Not suitable for young children.
  • Handcrafted in Guatemala

SKU: 8801060


UPAVIM is an acronym for Unidas Para Vivir Mejor, "United For A Better Life." This group of women lives in a squatter community named La Esperanza (Hope) on the outskirts of Guatemala City. In 1989, UPAVIM was organized to offer much needed health and educational services within this community, where many families had fled from Guatemala’s civil war and overpopulation in the capital city. Since then, the organization has grown to include income generation programs, including handicraft training and production, a bakery, a soy product production, medical clinic, pharmacy, medical laboratory, growth monitoring program and tutoring program for families with limited choices.For member women artisans, craft work is fit into a daily routine of child care, housework and volunteering in other programs at the UPAVIM community center. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from UPAVIM since 1994.

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