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.
Almaya is a sister organisation to Trama Textiles, founded in 2019, that focuses on supporting access to necessary healthcare and education services for the families of Trama Textiles members.
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 continue to live in extreme poverty with little access to health care services or full education.
Trama had a vision to further support its members and families by helping them to access required services, as well as creating opportunities for educational and professional development.
In order to fully address the needs of its members, Trama Textiles has established the Almaya Fund, a separate ‘sister’ organisation which focuses solely on access to health & welfare services and education opportunities.
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:
- Health Services
- Vision Restoring
- Oral Care
- Family Planning
- Cancer screenings
- Access to safe water
- Weaving/Design workshops to continue to improve their skills
- Spanish or Literacy skills
- Financial literacy
- Basico and Diversificado (equivalent to middle and high school)