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.
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.
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.
Further development of social enterprise to address long term sustainability and increase income for artisans
Expand upon social services to address community needs
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