Social Impact Project for Industrial Engineer or Production Engineer

How This Works

In the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship, you will learn how to advance your for-good career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

We have a very lengthy and human intensive manufacturing process that poses a major constraint to scale up our production capabilities as well as our quality controls of finished product. We are looking to improve our current process so that we can increase production and manage inventory more efficiently. Currently, we provide our weavers the yarn to hand-weave each hammocks from their homes and then collect the finished product upon completion. We then transport the finished product to our warehouse in Merida and submit each hammock to quality controls at our warehouse.

Learning Opportunity

By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:

Yucatan Gastronomy is known world wide and the opportunity to come and live as a local is great. The city is full of cultural and gastronomic activities. Progreso is a beautiful beach only 30 minutes away north of Merida by car. Chichen-Itza, one of 7 wonders of the world is located 1.5hrs by car east of Merida. There are plenty other outdoor activities like cave diving, swimming in a Cenote, or exploring the colonial towns of Valladolid and Izamal that would make the experience very fulfilling.


Room and private bathroom at a recently remodeled home in a sought after location in Merida. Our offices/warehouse is located in downtown Merida, an easy 5 minute commute by car from host house. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

Food Stipend

Yes 2 meals a day included

Additional Benefits

There will be plenty of opportunities to travel to the Mayan villages where our weavers are located. This will allow the candidate to understand better the Mayan way of living and hammock making. Candidate can also chose to stay and live with one of our families of weavers for an ultimate Mayan living experience. Courses to learn Spanish or Mayan are easily accesible in downtown Merida. We will be happy to offer a few cooking classes of Mayan dishes.

About the Hosting Organization

Hammock Boutique is a For-profit working on Manufacturing, Retail.