Almaya aims to provide members of the Trama Textiles cooperative with access to health & welfare services, professional development and adult & child education, to improve health outcomes and end the cycle of poverty in communities.
Although Trama Textiles has been successful in providing fair wages for its cooperative members, a large proportion of the Indigenous population in the Western Highlands continues to live in extreme poverty with little access to education or health care services.
In order to fully address the needs of its members and their communities, Trama Textiles established the Almaya Fund in 2019. As the sister organization to Trama Textiles, Almaya Fund focuses on education and providing access to healthcare for the families of Trama Textiles members.
By donating, you can help provide these communities with opportunities for educational and professional development and access to healthcare.
The Almaya Fund finances projects, through fundraising, based on the needs identified within the communities.
Based on the outcomes of an assessment carried out in 2019, Almaya aims to develop support services and opportunities for members of Trama Textiles cooperatives in the following areas:1. Scholarships and School Supplies for the weavers' children
- Basico and Diversificado (equivalent to middle and high school)
- Health Services, including mental health
- Family Planning
- Access to safe water
- Weaving & Design workshops to continue to improve their skills
- Spanish or Literacy skills
- Financial literacy
PAST CAMPAIGNS AND SUCCESS STORIES
Christmas Drive 2023 (November - January 2024)
Thanks to your donation, again we have been able to provide annual holiday gift baskets with kitchen essentials to the families of each one of our weavers. Staff and volunteers traveled to each remote community to visit and leave the gifts.
Trama Textiles enjoyed giving our weavers presents like coffee, sugar, vegetable oil, and other home necessities for Christmas. Thanks to donations, we contribute, that families in remote areas of Guatemala have access to the wondrous comforts of a warm cup of coffee and home-cooked meal this holiday season.
Artistic Development Training and Equipment (June - October 2022)
Donation target achieved thanks to your generous donations! Our communities have all received the promised urdidors - a necessary textile technology for our weavers here. These new urdidors and your continuous support will enable our weavers to keep creating for generations to come.