MayaWorks

MayaWorks' mission is to empower low-income indigenous women to end their cycle of poverty and improve their lives. MayaWorks trains artisans to transform their traditional weaving skills into a means of financial support for their families. Volunteers in the U.S. sell artisan products creating a market for the traditional arts of Maya women. This collaboration creates an opportunity for Maya women to achieve economic security and for North American women to participate in economic justice.

Maria Arcadia and her neighbors of Agua Caliente

Maria Arcadia and her neighbors of Agua Caliente
Photo from Progress Report 'Successful Projects Give Women Confidence'

Maria Arcadia and her milk cow

Maria Arcadia and her milk cow
Photo from Progress Report 'Successful Projects Give Women Confidence'

Angela, her oldest daughter, Teresa

Angela, her oldest daughter, Teresa
Photo from Progress Report 'The Family That Weaves Together...'

Angela's husband weaving a scarf

Angela's husband weaving a scarf
Photo from Progress Report 'The Family That Weaves Together...'

Angela working on a faja (belt)

Angela working on a faja (belt)
Photo from Progress Report 'The Family That Weaves Together...'
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