The common way to carry a heavy or bulky load is on top of the head.
Meet Mercedes. She has her own fruit stand, and takes care of it herself Monday through Fridays. Although there are many fruit stands just like this one in town, hers is my favorite. When I order mango, she does not include the seed like everyone else does-- it's all the fruit. She is always wiping down her stand to keep it clean, and has the fruit behind a glass rather than out in the open. She asks if you want a bag or a fork.
I really appreciate how much care Mercedes takes with her little business. To me, she represents the best of the best of Mayan women.