The year 2020 was like no other, for the ATA community and the world at large. It tested our resilience, our kindness, and our creativity.
In our 2020 ATA Annual Report, just released, we reflect on the challenges we faced during the past year, including the need to sustain the Andean weavers we support as they struggled through the pandemic. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to take on those challenges head on:
- Our annual donations increased 23.5%, despite the cancellation of our textile tours to Peru and Bolivia—typically our largest source of donations.
- We funded 15 grants benefitting 378 adult weavers and 272 young weavers.
- We kept Andean textile revitalization programs running, while also preserving income for Andean weavers, providing greater food security for their families, and making remote learning possible for their children.
No one wants to go through another year like 2020. Yet the difficulties we endured also made us stronger. “2020 had hard lessons and many learnings,” says Marilyn Murphy, ATA president. “But we responded with resilience and renewed focus, with initiatives that will guide us in 2021 and beyond.”
You can read more about the difference your donations made by downloading the annual report.