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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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  • New Products at MayaWorks

    Posted on September 26, 2011 by stacey

    MayaWorks is excited to debut new products for the 2011 holiday season.

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  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Go on a MayaWorks Journey to Guatemala in 2012

    Posted on August 10, 2011 by stacey

    1. You can't remember the last time you met someone really interesting.
    By far the real joy of traveling to Guatemala is interacting with its people. Over 60% of Guatemalans are indigenous, descendents of the Maya who speak one of 21 tribal languages and dress in traditional dress commonly known as traje [...]

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  • MayaWorks Holiday Sale Season is Approaching - Start Planning Your Sale Today!

    Posted on July 28, 2011 by stacey

    Even in the heat of summer MayaWorks Chicago staff is looking ahead to an excellent holiday sales season! Now is the perfect time to start planning your upcoming fall or winter MayaWorks sale.
    Whether it is your first sale or your 50th it is always exciting to decide where you are going to have your sale [...]

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  • One of MayaWorks' Photos Selected in Fair Trade Calendar Contest

    Posted on July 18, 2011 by stacey

    Thanks to our wonderful fans and supporters MayaWorks' photo of Mirna and Felicita has been selected for the Fair Trade 2012 Calendar!  We are very honored to be featured and thank everyone who voted! To view all the winning photos go to: http://www.fairtraderesource.org/link-up/photo-contest/.

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  • Vote for MayaWorks in the Fair Trade Photo Contest!

    Posted on June 27, 2011 by stacey

    #16, Vicenta at her loom

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