We are thankful to our GlobalGiving donors for their support of MayaWorks microcredit projects. Microloans allow women to create income earning projects from the comfort of their homes while caring for their children and elderly family members.
This month MayaWorks funded five new projects in the Lake Atitlán community of San Marcos La Laguna. All of the women will use their loans to buy thread or looms to weave products for the tourist community that visits Lake Atitlán, considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The artisans will create runners, place mats and napkins, shawls and purses all of which are very popular with European and North American tourists.
Earning an income from their traditional skills gives women artisans confidence and hope for the future. Thank you to our supporters who believe that the economic development of women is the first step in securing safe and stable communities in Guatemala.
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