Maya Traditons Foundation
Maya Traditions is a social enterprise that works to preserve the Maya culture by supporting indigenous Maya weavers, their families, and their communities. We accomplish this goal by facilitating fair trade market access for backstrap woven textiles, providing scholarships for the children of our artisans, and collaborating with an association of Maya healers and increasing the awareness around traditional medicine and medicinal plants.
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We work in partnership with our artisans in order to ensure we are best meeting their needs. Here artisan Yolanda shares how her relationship with Maya Traditions has changed her life, ´Through working with Maya Traditions Foundation, I have had the opportunity to learn the value of my work. I have learned to make budgets and determine a fair price for my weavings. Working with Maya Traditions has changed my life in a very positive way. They have given significant value to the work of my ancestors, and have shown me that my weavings deserve to be respected. With Fair Trade and my partnership with Maya Traditions, I have been able to move forward with my family and we have been able to improve our way of life.´