MayaWorks: Shopping, Sunday, December 6


Martha Lionberger, a volunteer for MayaWorks, will be at Good Shepherd on Sunday during the Fellowship Hour with hand-crafted textiles and beaded jewelry for sale. MayaWorks is a fair trade nonprofit group that is helping Mayan women in Guatemala support their families through the sale of their weavings and beadwork in this country.


Seven out of ten Mayans in Guatemala live in poverty, with 38% of them living on less than $1 per day. Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of malnutrition in the world and the fifth highest murder rate. MayaWorks is making a difference by empowering Mayan women economically; offering education programs to help them learn to read and improve their technical skills; funding microloans for them; and, providing scholarships to their daughters to keep them in school.

Come and enjoy shopping for unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list and help Mayan families in Guatemala at the same time.