Atitlan Women

by artisanbridge, December 12, 2016

In San Antonio, a small town located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, hundreds of indigenous women make their living by selling traditional woven and beaded goods. Although each piece takes hours of painstaking work, many of these artisans are living under the poverty line and cannot make enough to feed their families or send their children to school. Artisan Bridge works with Mayan Families, a local organization in the Lake Atitlán region, to connect these women to wider markets. By being paid fair wages for their art, these women can lead their families and their communities towards a better future. Artisan Bridge gives you the chance to make a purchase with a purpose. Every purchase of these beautiful hand crafted items directly goes to the indigenous artisan in San Antonio, and to community development projects that will make a difference to the entire community. It’s a fantastic product, with a cause that you can feel great about!