Oh My Maya, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charity organization located in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Oh My Maya raises money for charities serving Guatemala through the sale of beautiful beaded jewelry, fine textiles and clothing handwoven on backstrap looms, and other goods you’ll find in our shop. 100% of profits are donated and 100% of the work of the organization is done by volunteers.
Your purchases benefit those in need two times over. First,
the purchase of goods from the artisans in Guatemala provides much
needed income for those artisans. And second, purchases by our
customers generate monies for charities. While not yet certified as a
fair trade organization, for the last few years nearly all our purchases
have been from the artisans or through cooperatives. Pictured on our home page
are some of the women beaders from Santiago Attitlan, who make all our
beaded goods, working under a tarp in the rain.
We made a tentative start in 2004 as a way to stay in touch with and give back to the country that is the birthplace of our daughter; we sold at house sales, crafts fairs, and out of the trunks of cars, before launching a website in June 2009.
Recipients of donated funds include: Safe Passage, Transitions Foundation which provides training and wheelchairs to disabled in Guatemala, Mayan Families, a organization that has a wide reach in Panajachel and around Lake Attitlan, feeding the elderly; installing fuel efficient, clean stoves in homes; supporting schools; running an animal shelter; and numerous other projects.
Thank you for visiting and please be sure to share this website with your friends and family.
Oh My Maya, Inc.