Beaded jewelry, hair accessories, purses, keychains, and figurines made by Mayan artisans around Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.
All of our products are handmade by indigenous Mayan Indians, living along the shore of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala. Many of the people there make a living as subsistence farmers or by working as laborers on large farms or coffee plantations. Making and selling beautiful beadwork and artisan crafts are an important source of cash income for these families.
This scholarship program is probably one of the best things I have ever done in my entire life and will create GENERATIONAL CHANGE. The adults who have gained professional degrees will qualify to be able to have jobs that will pay for their children to go to school, and on and on and on. There is little to no help for higher education, and the government only pays for grades one to three in grammar school, so many people end up with a third-grade education and know only how to read, write and do math at the most elementary level. But with training, English, and computers, they will all be ready to “meet the world” and take their place in the world, right where they belong. Bravo!
I am so pleased to be able to help all the students from our group that is applying themselves and doing so well.
God bless the children and the older ones who will make a difference for their families, their culture, and their country. My small inheritance was a “miracle in the making,” and I can’t thank God and the angels above for influencing the person who left this money to me, now to be shared with so many. Such small gifts can make such a huge difference for the people in Guatemala and becomes an ongoing gift to be handed down through the generations in so many ways.
Working with our wonderful employees and artisans has become the Light of my Life, and any interested parties can contact me for more information or ways they can help. We don’t ask for money, nor do we “give it out.” We offer a HAND UP, not a HANDOUT!
“The World Is Made By Artists
And Art Makes Life Worth Living!”
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