Mayaworks Inc.

Mayaworks, Inc. 

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Mayaworks is a social enterprise that manufactures a variety of woven products and jewelry through the efforts of artisans in Guatemala.  Part of the profits are re-invested in education programs for Guatemalan students.

The Rosa Moya Center, is an after school program for girls in the town of Comalapa.  With 50 regular participants, it is a focus for Mayaworks education programming.  The center has become a strong social and motivational support for high academic achievement.  It provides a consistent place to study and a professional staff person to help with tutoring and homework,   The Rosa Moya teacher helps to encourage students and provides a linkage to both school and home.  The peer group of girls also helps to build a positive environment.

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In the last school year, 60% of students maintained a B average.  For the remaining students, no one had less than a C average.  There was a 90% attendance rate for the program.  No Rosa Moya student dropped out of school.

In February 2015, the Rosa Moya students will initiate a community service project.  The concept is to help the girls see themselves as an asset to their community.

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Altogether Mayaworks sponsors five after school programs in towns where they have artisan groups.

Mayaworks woven products and jewelry are sold in the U.S. through internet and consignment sales.