Our Partner Businesses in Guatemala focus on creating dignified work for people in their communities, with an emphasis on hiring women. Because of the portability of their projects, the women are able to work almost anywhere, from their homes to the local market. This flexibility allows them to become breadwinners for their families while being able to care for their young children at home.
OVER 50% GROWTH FROM 2019 TO 2020
for one Artisan Business Partner due to customer purchases of 4,340 Drifter Makeup Bags and 3,671 Laguna Jewelry Pouches
$16,440 DONATED IN 2020
for COVID-19 relief, eye exams and glasses, and IJM Field Office support
Our Artisan Partners harness their local weaving heritage to create beautiful handmade scarves. For some of our styles, the women create natural dyes using flowers, berries and bark – resulting in vibrant colors that reflect the bounty of their lakeside village.
In Guatemala, young girls grow up watching their mothers and grandmothers create traditional crafts by hand. To make our jewelry, Artisans use glass beads and delicate handmade looms to create intricate designs.
Guatemala on Flourish
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