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We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to build pathways out of poverty for women and children in Guatemala by providing economic opportunity, healthcare, and education.
Worthy has established partnerships with more than 50 skilled women artisans living in the impoverished villages surrounding Lake Atitlan. Our artisan partners sell their wares to tourists, but profits are not sufficient enough to pay for basic needs.
We have been able to commission a collection of products and pay our artisan partners a fair wage for their work. We then established an online marketplace for this collection. Profits enable us to continue purchasing products, thus providing our artisan partners with a stable source of income. Surplus profits go towards supporting two key initiatives: healthcare and education.
Worthy Village runs healthcare and educational initiatives in Guatemala. We bring teams of doctors and nurses into impoverished villages of Guatemala to provide free healthcare. We teach and distribute the Worthy Village Healthcare Book in schools, orphanages and community centers. The book educates on proper hygiene, health and disease transmission prevention: life-saving topics in these rural communities of Guatemala. We are able to provide wheelchairs and walkers to the elderly and disabled, and distribute toothbrushes and toothpaste to thousands of individuals in need each year.
Worthy Village holds dozens of volunteer trips annually, bringing individuals from the U.S. into Guatemala to do this work and have a life-changing experience. We believe in sharing with others what originally drove us to do Worthy Work.
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