Florinda Ganán hand spins the wool that she uses to weave sashes using traditional designs from the indigenous communities of Ecuador’s High Andes. With support from the MDG-F, women artisans created a credit union and improved the production and marketing of their products. By contributing to and managing their household income, the women were able to establish a more prominent role in their communitiesand gain new respect for their independence and right to organize. Photo: Carla Gachet / Iván Kashinsky.