Pixan (pea-shawn) is an association of eleven women’s weaving co-operatives spread across the Western highlands of Guatemala. They strive to empower the most isolated and marginalized women through organizational resources, trainings and partnerships, to achieve a life with dignity and to initiate processes of sustainable development for the betterment of their communities. Pixan’s model operates at the direction of members’ voted upon goals, always ensuring that the association and its projects are a true representation of the values of its members.
Pixan is a part of AMA (Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano), a large network of health workers, midwives, weavers, farmers and housewives that have come together to learn together and from each other. Through this collaboration of diverse co-operatives, members of Pixan are able to access programs in entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture practices, therapeutic art classes for children, medical care and other needs-based infrastructure projects.
We believe projects that are voted upon by community members are the most sustainable projects so we invest 10% of our profits directly into the program choice that is voted upon by the unified women of Pixan.