Mayan Hands

Mayan Hands

Country: Guatemala
Demographic of Artisans: Extreme Poverty

Mayan Hands is a fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty as they continue to live within the culture they cherish. Mayan Hands believes that with resources over time, women can build sustainable futures for their families. 

Mayan Hands recognizes that Mayan women have few opportunities for education and a fair wage. Lack of alternatives in the Mayan community often forces the women to sell their product well below value. Mayan Hands gives this marginalized community the opportunity to rise above the poverty cycle and form a fair wage.