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Created in 2016 by Congreso de Latinos Unidos with funding from the Friends Foundation, La Tiendita was designed to build the capacity of older people and young adults to develop a small business initiative focused on producing and marketing culturally relevant crafts. Older adults and young adults worked together each week to create handmade crafts with the guidance of a Teaching Artist. A Pop-up Shop event where the products were displayed and sold was held every 10 weeks. Profits were re-invested into the program. Approximately 32 people participated in La Tiendita during the two-year program period.