The Maya Collection is a cooperative made up of refugees in Louisville, Kentucky, who utilize their native skills creating unique jewelry, handmade crafts and soaps, and various textile products. The purpose that drives these Artisans is to help themselves become financially independent.
Refugees that are relocated to America struggle due to a lack of formal education and job experience as well as the challenge of learning English. A refugee is defined as someone who flees their homeland because of danger of persecution based on race, religion or nationality.
The Artisans meet weekly a the Southside Ministry Center located at 5007 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY, 40214. Each week, volunteers work alongside with the refugee artisans to help them design products to sell locally and through this website.
We are hopeful that through this website you will get to know our talented artisans and see their amazing crafts. If you would like to volunteer or donate supplies or financial resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to note that we are NOT a 501(c)3 organization because our Artisans make 100% of the profits from the sale of their items. Maya Collection is a business so that our Artisan refugees can earn money to support their families.
Visit the Website: http://www.mayacollection.org