Maya Traditions Foundation


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Foundation, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersGuatemala
  • Founded1996
Who They Are Maya Traditions Foundation leverages traditional Maya heritage and art, connecting female artisans with national and international markets committed to the Fair Trade Principles. Recognized as one of the early leaders in the Fair Trade model, Maya Traditions Foundation now works with over 120 indigenous women, providing quality textile-based products around the world. Their Mission To empower and improve the quality of life for Maya women artisans and their families and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge, art, and cultures in Guatemala. To do so, they offer the women artisans and their families education-driven social programs and economic opportunities through Fair Trade market access and community tourism. Their Vision To be a social enterprise that leverages traditional Maya cultures to provide opportunities for economic independence and social development for indigenous women and their families. Strategic Priorities Further development of social enterprise to address long term sustainability and increase income for artisans Expand upon social services to address community needs


Staff at Maya Traditions Foundation have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • international development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • torts / conflict resolution


  • united states
  • finland
  • georgia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience

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Company Offices
  • Guatemala (headquarters)
  • Solola
  • Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Casa del Arbol Callejon Chotzar Panajachel