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Maya Artisans from Guatemala Posted on 17 Aug 06:00 , 19 comments

 Kate Stoltz is partnering with female Maya artisans through a 501c3 nonprofit organization that ensures the artisans are paid fair, living wages. Maya artisans living in Guatemala are world renowned for their beautiful backstap weaving- a technique that has been passed down for generations.

 While the Guatemalan Maya artisans are known for their beautiful work, they have often been exploited and underpaid for their work. This makes it hard for the women to get and/or provide education and proper nutrition for themselves and their families. When Kate Stoltz visited Guatemala City on a Developing Faces mission, she witnessed first hand the dire need that some of these women face. While she immediately wanted to bring some of the products to the United States, she first wanted to make sure that the artisans themselves were paid fair wages.