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FOUNDER + SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, IX STYLE | WATER FOR CHILDREN
In 2009, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, which once was considered the 8th world wonder almost died. This lake is where I was baptized, it's where I learned how to swim, and it's where my grandparents lived.
Overnight, toxic blue green algae covered almost every inch of the lake. NASA called it one of the worst natural disasters to occur in our lifetime as you could see the contamination from space. I knew I needed to help and bring beauty and business back to this thriving lake.
On that trip, I saw little girls collecting the contaminated water as they had no other choice. I went to the local markets and they were empty as tourists had stopped coming.
Ix Style (pronounced "eye ex") started as a simple idea to help one woman and morphed into working with over 600 women around Lake Atitlán. Ix is a for-profit, charitable fashion company that sells huarache sandals, handbags and jewelry made in Guatemala where my family is originally from. For every purchase, we donate to provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala.
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