The white center small business community took a big hit after a fire caused 6 businesses to shut down overnight. Our family business LA TIPICA OAXAQUENA was also affected.
We are a small store run by myself and my mom, my brother, and my cousin. We offer imported food, art, clothing, and clay pottery. My brother and sister-in-law travel all over Oaxaca handpicking, purchasing, and packing everysingle item we had at our store. We take pride in mostly offering items that are handmade by women and indigenous communities in Oaxaca. And the white center area and surrounding cities responded so well to us and supported us so much.
Overnight we lost everything we have worked to build up from nothing. Immediately my family started working to save what we could but we can tell from the damage that we will have to start all over. I have received so many messages of support and knowing that the community wants to support us we have decided to start a fundraiser. We hope to raise enough funds so that we can stay in the white center area, replace the lost inventory, and the damaged equipment.
Thank you much if you are able to donate or share our link.
- Yesica & family
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