Maya Traditions Foundation, Panajachel

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Multi-day Tour · Walking tour
Maya Traditions Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise that aims to empower women artisans, their families, and their communities through Fair Trade and Social Programs that help to rescue, preserve, and promote their ancestral culture with a focus on backstrap weaving, thereby taking part in a larger positive social change for indigenous communities.

To do so, we partner with eight cooperatives of indigenous female artisans in facilitating national and international market access. With these partnerships, we weave in social programs in order to strengthen the personal and professional development and growth of our artisans and their families. We currently offer the following programs to our artisan partners and families: Artisan Development Program, Community Health Program, and a Youth Education Program.

We partner with socially responsible retail and wholesale businesses and designers.

Through these partnerships, our artisans are guaranteed a fair price for their work. Through the creation of our products, artisans increase their economic independency and empowerment, and create handmade products that strengthen local communities.

Our vision is to be a leading Fair Trade social enterprise that enriches community culture, nurtures creative growth, and creates opportunities for economic sustainability.

For more information on our work, please visit the following sites:





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  • I had the chance the book a tour with Maya Traditions to the San Juan Community. The tour was very well designed. We wondered around the streets of San Juan La Laguna, learning more about coffee...  more »
  • Touring with Maya Traditions has been one of my favorite experiences ever. You are able to explore off the beaten path and learn about the authentic, beautiful, ancient art of backstrap weaving while....  more »
  • Great organization. Good work, done well.
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