WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Maria, Damiana, Gutberta, Nelma, Jacinta and Roberta are six powerful Maya women from the Xuay Max community in Quintana Roo, Mexico. ⁣

Despite having to perform the traditional roles that are given to women in the community, they decided to use their artisanal skills to sell handmade traditional Maya clothing and hamacas (hammocks) to contribute to their families and community. Not only are they entrepreneurs, they were able to stand up and create a community in which they could confide and in which they empower one another. ⁣

“What we are doing here is fighting machismo and man-laws. Little by little, we have started to change our roles inside of the community: my time has a price. Gasoline has a price, pen has a price”.