“ Ceiba-USA’s Women’s Empowerment project engages with the Mayan indigenous Womenof The ASA Maya organization.
The ASA Maya is an organization of women from the Mayan Nation that Ceiba-USA works in partnership to buy their weavings to sale in Grandmother’s House of Herbs and Cures Store. The proceeds of each sale helps support the women of ASA Maya.
Mayan Winds offers a wide variety of Arabica and Robusta beans – Always 100% shade grown, naturally cultivated, processed and imported directly by indigenous coffee growers CONAPROMEX (Confederacion Nacional de Productores Mexicanos, S.A. De C.V.) . These farmers work unbelievably hard to offer you coffees with truly amazing flavors. If you are looking for a unique taste experience, look no further than Mayan Winds.
Creating Cooperative & uplifting Lives through Building Bridges
We pay the women up front and in full for their work, and they are guaranteed a fair wage for what they produce. This means women in our communities can earn an income to support themselves and their families, in a region where paid work is hard to find.
“As a widow, I have a lot of expenses I must meet and it´s very expensive to even feed my family. If I didn’t have the association giving me some work, I would have to sell my weavings cheaper to a middleman and I would get paid much less.”
“My children are young and it´s hard to make ends meet. I lost my father and husband in the war. Now it’s only me who supports my nine children.”
During this difficult time, we came together in our communities, and decided to use our skills as weavers to support ourselves and our families, and formed this cooperative with Ceiba USA . This cooperative encoorages a sense of purpose & working together to create new designs, choose colors, and dye and weave our textiles. Little by little, we begin to grow stronger and look towards a better future.
- Self Advocacy 100%
- Supports Resilliancy 100%
- Healthy expression 100%
- Cultural awareness and empowerment 100%
Mavis & Natacha
Program Educator and Partner