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Almaya Fund Story
Almaya Fund is a new 'sister' organisation to Trama Textiles. Our focus is to provide access to education and professional development opportunities for the women & girls of the Trama Textiles cooperative.
Trama Textiles is an association of artisan female weavers in Guatemala. Over the past 34 years, Trama Textiles has worked directly with 400 Mayan women from 17 weaving cooperatives across 5 regions in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The goal of the association is to create work for fair wages for these women, to enable them to support their families and communities, and to preserve and develop the rich cultural tradition of textile arts within these 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 live in extreme poverty with little access to health care services or education.
Trama had a vision to further support its members and families by helping them to access required services, such as healthcare, as well as creating opportunities for educational and professional development.
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 is currently focussed on improving access to healthcare and education services for the families of Trama Textiles members.
Almaya aims to provide the women & girls of Trama Textiles cooperative with access to education and professional development opportunities to offer brighter futures and end the cycle of poverty in their 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:
2. Health and Well-being:
3. Training and Education for the weavers:
As the current vice-president of Trama Textiles, Oralia’s dream is to fully employ the current 100 women who work with Trama. For Oralia, paying women a fair wage for their products is rewarding, as it has a direct impact on empowering women within the community.
Oralia joined Trama as a teenager, encouraged to pursue Trama’s mission as her father was passionate about helping women affected by the civil war.
Oralia lives in Xela with her family, and in addition to managing the Trama cooperative, she teaches weaving at the Trama office.
AMPARO DE LEÓN DE RUBIO
Amparo is the current president of Trama Textiles, and is passionate about improving opportunities and livelihood for women. Amparo’s father died when she was 11 years old, leaving her mother and siblings destitute. Amparo learnt to weave to support her family and has devoted her life to empowering other women through weaving to support themselves, their families and their communities.
As Amparo can read, write and speak in Spanish, she considers herself lucky since the majority of weavers represented by Trama Textiles are illiterate. Amparo has worked with Trama for over 23 years and is based at the Trama office in Xela, coordinating the work of the 100 weavers across the highlands of Guatemala.
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