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Regina Beaded Earrings

$20.00

  • Approx. 2″ Length [without hooks]
  • Silver tone hooks
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Chajul, Guatemala is a genocide-torn indigenous Maya community where few adults can read and most families live on less than two dollars a day.  Few women in Chajul are able to earn an income, but Limitless Horizions is changing this.  Proceeds from The Artisan Program benefit the artisans, as well as provide scholarships for Chajul’s youth.  The state of education in Guatemala is troubling. According to a 2012 UNESCO report, only 33% of youth in Guatemala who start middle school successfully graduate; in Chajul, it drops to 11%.  An incredible 80% of youth that start middle school in the Limitless Horizons Ixil Youth Development Program successfully graduate. In fact of the 60 recent scholars, 46 graduated, and 19 are currently attending university.

“The income I earn from this Artisan Program I use for my kids’ education. I’m really proud of my weavings. I’m also teaching my youngest daughter how to weave so that she can have this knowledge, share my pride, and have the ability to earn a bit of money.”  – María, mother and talented artisan

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