Maya Traditions aims to empower and improve the quality of life for Mayan women artisans and their families while contributing to the preservation of traditional knowledge, art and culture in Guatemala.
Currently, Maya Traditions works with 126 expert weavers and runs a wide variety of social programs that work to further empower artisans and their families. These social services include a youth education program that provides financial assistance to the children of the artisans, a community health program that promotes and preserves traditional Mayan medicine and use of medicinal plants and an artisan development program that provides workshops on product design and a business management.
“Weaving is everything to me. It is how I have provided for my family in the past and how I hope to continue to work towards a better life for my children.”
— Antonia Cupertina