by: Mayamam Weavers
In a green and fertile valley amongst the mountains of beautiful Guatemala, a group of determined women are weaving and sewing. They are changing their futures through the works they create and the wages and education they receive as a result. Mayamam weavers are bringing intricate, handwoven pieces of Mayan culture to your home. Purchase your fair trade Mayamam product and support women lifting themselves out of poverty today!
The women behind the Mayamam Weavers co-op are determined to make their lives better for themselves and their children—and with the education and wages they receive from their artistry, they are doing just that. There is very little economic and education opportunities in the small Guatemalan village, Cajolá, where most will spend their entire lives. In fact, 94% of the entire town population live below the poverty line. Many do not have access to even basic primary education. By joining the Mayamam weavers co-op, every woman receives fair wages, primary school education through 6th grade level, and access to scholarships for further education through university level. They are truly changing the future outlook for themselves and their entire family.
Inspired by traditional Mayan designs and techniques.
Beautifully brocaded on a backstrap loom.
Handmade by weavers and seamstresses, all earning fair trade wages
Provides education and opportunities for impoverished women and their children.
Creates jobs in Guatemala, for women from extreme poverty situations.
Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.
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