Decoupage cross, "Virgin of Guadalupe Queen of M"
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Highly revered and beloved by the Mexican people, the Virgin of Guadalupe inspires Ana Maria Gonzalez to create a collection of decoupage crosses in her honor. In 1999, Pope John Paul II named Our Lady of Guadalupe patron saint of the Americas, and she is celebrated on December 12. Her well-known image miraculously appeared on the Saint Juan Diego's robe, where he was carrying Castilian roses as proof of her appearance to him. Guadalupe sent him to the Spanish bishop to convince him to a build a church in her honor. For this cross, Gonzalez selects the banner that proclaims her as Reina de Mexico y Emperatriz de las Americas, (Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas).
Ana Maria Gonzalez has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $3400. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, paints, and solvents to increase production.
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