Maya Traditions Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise that aims to empower women artisans, their families, and their communities through Social and Educational Programs that help to rescue, preserve, and promote their ancestral culture with a focus on backstrap weaving, thereby taking part in a larger positive social change for indigenous communities. The foundation is based in Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala and currently work with six indigenous rural communities throughout the Western Highlands of Guatemala and support 49 women artisans and over 60 indigenous students with an education-driven program that focus on providing educational opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency, and preserving Maya cultures.
~ The Vision ~
Maya Traditions’ model supports women artisan groups in strengthening their
entrepreneurial ecosystems in order to build strong communities that are successful and sustainable.
- Further development of social enterprise to address long term sustainability and increase income for artisans
- Expand upon social services to address community needs