MayaWorks is a nonprofit social venture that creates a market for the handicrafts of Guatemalan women artisans.
MayaWorks has been working with approximately 125 Maya artisans in the central highlands of Guatemala for the past 15 years. As a fair trade organization we pay our artisan partners a fair wage for their work and additionally support them through skills and literacy trainings, scholarships to send their daughters to school and microcredit loans to start their own small businesses.
Our artisan partner’s handicrafts including jewelry, bags, accessories, home goods, Judaica, clerical, baby and kids items and much more are available for sale on our website.
MayaWorks has a network of passionate volunteers who hold consignment sales of our products across the US. This allows the volunteer to create work for Maya artisans and also introduce fair trade within their community.
Individuals interested in learning more about MayaWorks can join us on our 10 day Journey to Guatemala, a tour which explores fair trade and Mayan culture.
Participants experience the beauty of Guatemala while traveling the country and interacting with MayaWorks artisan communities.