Oxlajuj B'atz // Thirteen Threads // Trece Hilos Overview
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Target demographics: Indigenous female artisans of Guatemala
Direct beneficiaries per year: At the moment our work is directly benefiting 175 women per year.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Marketing and Cultural Tourism Volunteer (*priority)
Be part of an exciting initiative to contribute to the sustainability of our Maya Women’s Center & Fair Trade Store through marketing and cultural tourism activities.
Development and Fundraising Volunteer
Assist with development through research, grant-writing, local and international fundraising, special events and direct mail.
As a Translation Volunteer of documents and media to help Guatemalan women within Guatemala or from your home.
Be a Resource and Reference Volunteer to grow our resource center in our Mayan Women's Center
A Health Resource Guide Volunteer Complete a comprehensive Health Resource Guide for use in the Women’s Center and in geographically-specific communities, in an effort to increase health care for members and families of the OB community.
Awesome opportunity to create a short-documentary style video about women in Guatemala and the amazing work of Oxlajuj B’atz.
Work with groups of Mayan women artisans to develop new designs and design techniques in order to diversify their product offerings.
Geographic areas served: Oxlajuj B'atz works with 20 communities in 7 different departments of Guatemala, including: Solola, Chimaltenango, Baja Verapaz, Quiche, Totonicapan, Quetzaltenango, and Suchitepequez.
Programs: Are main programs focus on health, artisan and product development, democracy and team building, and small business.
See how we carry out our mission through our educational programs and at our Maya Women’s Center.
Through the encouragement of Oxlajuj B’atz’, our members become empowered by increasing their knowledge and skills. Their participation in democratically run cooperatives with other women they trust and respect provides them with the ability to earn a sustainable income, which is beneficial to both their families and communities.
See how we are realizing our vision through our institutional strengthening efforts.
Since 2004, we have delivered 1,600 workshops in our four main focus areas. These workshops include: costing a product, developing a product catalog, group promotion, growing and using medicinal plants, and women's political participation.