Our local hero: Doña Francisca

In this coffee rich, but poor area, Doña Francisca and eight more women are working to revive the indigenous tradition of backstrap loom weaving. The survival of the tradition is a story of struggle through the long, dark Somoza era. Francisca Zamora is a woman with dark skin, slanted eyes, a shy smile and skillful hands. She started knitting when she was 12 years old and now is the main responsible of the store that works as a self-sustaining cooperative.