Our Product LineIn 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. Check out our products below.
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Started in 2009, as an idea, this fundraiser has blossomed into a full blown Obstacle Course Race and a profitable fundraiser. Driven by passionate volunteers, the Mayan OCR has become a legitimate event in the racing world. Open to all ages, Reviver Challenge is a chance to run a fabulous race with the whole family, while helping out a great cause at the same time. Our motto is "Run a Race where Others Win." While overcoming the obstacles on the course, you are helping others overcome the true obstacles in life. Visit our website to sign up. www.reviverchallenge.com
Guatemalan Mission Travel
The country of Guatemala is a beautiful place to visit. Several times a year, we embark on mission trips to visit the people we are connecting with through our projects..It is always such a joy to cross over this bridge and build relationships, learn invaluable lessons, and draw life lessons from these resilient people. We connect with families through child sponsorship and visit their homes and always come away from our journeys with a grateful heart and longing to return.
Please contact Cat Reyes for more information about joining us: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you take a dozen dodge balls add 5 tons of dirt and a whole lot of water you have what we call Mud Dodge Ball, and every fall we make it into a fundraiser of epic proportions, and a fantastic family event! This day always brings a lot of great pictures, laughs, and memories, and helps fund our projects in Guatemala. This past year we have seen a record number of kids, teens and adults showing up to get dirty and raise money, our participants get educated on the plight of the Guatemalan Artisans through our on-site educational booth. Sponsored by Goodwin Farms in North Smithfield RI.
It takes both sides to build a bridge.Fredrik Nael
HOW WE BUILD BRIDGESVisit these websites to see if you would like to take part
This is JosefaArtisan and mother of 2
Josefa is an indigenous Guatemalan artisan from the small village of Santiago, located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. She is a talented, but humble beader, who uses her craft to earn an income to support herself and her family. Josefa first learned how to bead many years ago. Now as a mother of two, she continues to bead and earn money to ensure that her two children, stay in school and always have something to eat. Josefa used to sell her beaded items to shops on the main street in the village of Panajachel. She received extremely low and unfair prices for her work, but was left with no other option. In 2015, Josefa enrolled in the Artisan Program at Mayan Families, and has been an active participant ever since. She has had consistent work and has seen her quality of life and her economic independence improve significantly; she currently makes more than twice as much monthly income as she made when she was selling her items on the street. Josefa loves to bead, and is very ambitious; she is always looking for new projects and opportunities. Her wish is to receive a large order so that she and other women in her community can continue to work and prosper.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.Mother Teresa