Worthy Village builds pathways out of poverty for women and children in Guatemala by providing economic opportunity, healthcare, and education. To accomplish this mission, we have established partnerships with more than 50 skilled women artisans living in the impoverished villages surrounding Lake Atitlan. Our artisan partners sell their wares to tourists, but profits are not sufficient enough to pay for basic needs.
Earlier this year, with seed funding from some generous individuals, Worthy Village was able to commission a collection of scarves and handbags and pay artisan partners a fair wage for their work. Their next step is to establish an online marketplace for this collection. Profits will enable us to continue purchasing products, thus providing our artisan partners with a stable source of income. Surplus profits will go towards supporting two key initiatives: healthcare and education.