"Guiñu" Socks red
Casual light-weight socks
10% of this purchase goes to MAIA, an organization focused on empowering indigenous girls in Guatemala. Read more about their work here.
With around 15 million people, Guatemala is home to 24 principal ethnic groups with the indigenous population accounting for almost half of the country's population. This ethnic and cultural diversity resulted in a rich cultural heritage that is unique in the region. In fact, the Maya of Guatemala is the only indigenous culture that constitutes a majority of the population in a Central American republic.
RACISM & OTHER PROBLEMS
Although the government of Guatemala has adopted the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people, these groups face the highest rates of structural racism and social exclusion leading to disadvantages in terms of health, education, employment, and income, especially true for indigenous women. This makes Guatemala the country with the worst gender equity gap in the Americas, where nearly 80 percent of the Indigenous population lives below the poverty line.
MAIA is an organization committed to supporting young indigenous women in the long term to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. These women are faced with challenges in economic autonomy, independent family planning, and overall participation in society.
FOUR KEY GOALS
Stepping in to fill a void in rural Guatemala that needs to be filled with programs for sustainable development, MAIA has several initiatives that help achieve its goals: economic autonomy, planned motherhood, lifelong learning, and empowerment of others.
INITIATIVES FOR CHANGE
The MAIA Impact School gives young women a holistic education focused equally on academics, culture and identity, socio-emotional development, and family engagement. MAIA is part of several national and international networks to ensure that their collective efforts have an impact on systemic change in Guatemala. Through its strong network of support, MAIA has managed to respond to the pandemic and its challenges, securing access to critical information, emergency food relief, and learning opportunities.
80% cotton, 12% elastane, 8% nylon
WASHING & CARE
do not bleach
tumble dry under mild conditions
iron at moderate temperature
professional dry cleaning with no restrictions
Made in Guatemala by Zigatex.
Learn more about our production and supply chain here.
As of today, we deliver our products only in Europe. We offer Standard DHL GoGreen Delivery (Free for Germany on all orders above 29 € and the European Union on orders above 49 €). We will process your order within 1-3 business days. During high season please note that processing your order may take longer.
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You will find a detailed description on how to use our automated Returns Portal or how to initiate a return manually in our Refund Policy.
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made in Guatemala
"Guiñu" Socks red