Scholarship recipients pose with their tutor Natalia prepares threads for the loom Rosa at her loom Scholarship recipients receive school supplies

MayaWorks

Org #3343
Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified
1996
year founded
$14,507
raised on GlobalGiving
8
years fundraising
0
projects funded

Mission

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.

Project Leaders
Jeannie Balanda
Jeannie Balanda
Organization Information
http://www.mayaworks.org
1937 Maple Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
United States
(312) 243-8050

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 2708426250
Organization Information
http://www.mayaworks.org
1937 Maple Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
United States
(312) 243-8050

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 2708426250

Project Reports

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Jul 31, 2018
Loans Help Women Expand Capacity for Business
MayaWorks artisans in the central highlands of Guatemala apply for microcredit loans so that they can expand their capacity to take on more work.  Artisans will use their loans to buy new looms...
Jul 31, 2018
Girls Receive Scholarships to Defray School Costs
Forty lucky girls received scholsrships this past May.  MayaWorks funds partial scholarships to defray the cost of school attendance to ensure girls will stay in school.  Their mothers,...
Mar 5, 2018
Cristina Supports her Son with Micro-Credit Projects
Cristina is a single mother who supports her son on her own with income she earns from weaving products and through the agricultural projects she creates with micro-credit loans from...
 
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