A little while ago I was commissioned by the Dutch creative agency Makemende Media to direct and shoot a short film for a global series about female entrepreneurs for the international aid organization C.A.R.E. International . I travelled to Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala with a small crew and spent multiple days with Sandra Xiquín and her family, learning about the challenges facing women and incredible journey she has taken in overcoming these hurdles.
Once dismissed as an ‘incapable girl’ Sandra now oversees a female farming co-operative with over 40 members. An example to all women, it was a great pleasure to get to know her over the course of the shoot.