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  • MayaWorks Spring Newsletter

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by stacey

    MayaWorks Spring Newsletter

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  • MayaWorks Presents: Our First Video!

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by stacey

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  • Join MayaWorks on the FTJ Trip to Guatemala!

    Posted on October 11, 2012 by stacey

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  • An Introduction to Lynn Jencks, MayaWorks Volunteer and Blogger!

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by stacey

    Warm greetings to MayaWorks’s friends, from Lynn Jencks, a new voice on the blog!  I am a doctoral candidate in Liberation Theologies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and I started volunteering at MayaWorks sales this past autumn.  When I asked the MayaWorks staff about how else I could be of assistance, they invited me to contribute to the efforts of the other authors here… and so here I am!

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  • Perfect MayaWorks Spring Outfit

    Posted on March 8, 2012 by stacey

    Celebrate Spring with a MayaWorks inspired outfit!

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  • Artisan Story: Vicenta Jutzutz Tetzaguic

    Posted on February 22, 2012 by stacey

    Vicenta Jutzutz Tetzaguic is 57 years old.  She was born in the village of Panabajal, Xetonox, deep in the valley of Tecpán.
    Vicenta is a warm and loving woman.  She’s always smiling and has beautiful brown eyes that sparkle.  You would never know Vicenta’s life hasn’t been easy.
    Her parents were poor farmers who could not afford [...]

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  • MayaWorks Education Programs Produce Results

    Posted on February 3, 2012 by stacey

    Guatemalan children on average attend only four years of schooling and only three out of ten students graduate from sixth grade. Less than 20% of all Guatemalans graduate from high school.  If a family has limited financial resources, priority is given to educating the male children, often leaving girls at home to attend to domestic [...]

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  • A Eulogy for a Good Friend of MayaWorks, Dick Garber

    Posted on January 9, 2012 by stacey

    Dick with Yoli in Guatemala
    Written by MayaWorks Volunteer: Mary Beth Danielson
    MayaWorks lost a good friend a few weeks ago when Dick Garber, of Racine Wisconsin, passed away.
    Dick and his wife Marcia first heard of MayaWorks in 2002.  I had hosted a MayaWorks sale at my church.  Marcia and Dick could not come to it [...]

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  • Artisan Story: Francisca Jutzuy

    Posted on January 5, 2012 by stacey

    Francisca hasn’t had an easy life.  The fifth of 12 children, Francisca wasn’t able to attend school.  Instead, she and her sisters worked harvesting corn and beans in her village, Agua Caliente, while her brothers went to school.
    At 17 Francisca was forced to marry a man she didn’t love.  Her life with him was very [...]

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  • Artisan Story: María Elena Mux

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by stacey

    María Elena was born in San Juan Comalapa in 1970.  Her father died when she was 13 years old.  Unfortunately, her mother did not have the financial means to keep María Elena and her siblings in school so, at the age of 13, María began to work to help support her family.  [...]

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