Expanding Mexican Women’s Weaving Enterprises

by K'inal Antzetik


The Jolom Mayaetik (“Mayan Weavers”) cooperative in Chiapas has 300 indigenous women designing and weaving textiles, but lack business skills to expand sales locally, nationally and internationally.

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Building the capacity of Jolom Mayaetik to increase its sales is essential to its expansion. The co-op could be producing and selling thousands more of its products on the global market if provided the necessary computer, accounting and marketing skills. This expansion will result in a steady income for 300 indigenous women in Chiapas. With these skills, the co-op could also create a website and print catalog of their goods.


A full-time trainer will teach the leaders of the cooperative computer, accounting and marketing skills. With the support of volunteers, the cooperative will create a new product line, design a website, and produce a catalog.

Long-Term Impact

300 women will be able to sell their handcrafted products at a fair price, increasing their income and allowing them to send their children to school. The business will grow, allowing more women to join.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Jolom Mayaetik (page under construction)
K'inal Antzetik

Organization Information

K'inal Antzetik

Location: San Cristobal D.L.C., Chiapas - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.laneta.apc.org/​kinal/​
K'inal Antzetik
Gillian  Wilson
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 13 donors like you, a total of $1,026 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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