MAYA IXIL - Cooperativa Integral de Comercializacion Maya Ixil
Women's Microcredit Fund
While 12 female farmers are now cooperative members, coffee farming is heavily dominated by males in this community. To empower the wives of farmers to engage in other economic pursuits, Maya Ixil created a microcredit fund intended for income diversification plans, such as purchasing materials to raise livestock and to produce handicrafts and textiles. The additional income they generate both benefits the families and contributes to a growing gender equality in the community.
Technical Assistance Workshops
Maya Ixil contracts agronomists to lead training workshops to enable farmers to increase their productivity, as well as for direct technical assistance support on individual farms.
Computer Studies Academy
Maya Ixil grants students in the region access to technology by maintaining a computer lab for their use.