OUR VALUES

 
Artisan Paula Xoch

Artisan Paula Xoch

We support women by opening economic pathways, creating access to education through scholarships, and always paying a dignified wages.

Dignified Wages

La Vidacita was created in order to solve the problem of women losing money on their creations. Buying from La Vidacita generates a fair and dignified wage for 25 women in rural Guatemala. Fair wages have allowed the women to see their worth and contribute to the wellbeing of their families in various ways including:

  • Installing a bathroom and water pipes to a home

  • Installing a door to a house that previously had none

  • Covering transportation and medical costs to see a doctor in the nearest city

  • Purchasing school supplies and covering bus fare for a student studying accounting, the first in the family to attend school

  • Purchasing a 100lb bag of ground corn to make tortillas and tamales for a family of eight

Scholarship

In rural Guatemala, it is common that children are unable to attend school because their families cannot afford supplies, transportation, or tuition costs for secondary school. In 2012, we collaborated with our artisans in El Triunfo to establish a scholarship fund to provide high school scholarships and primary school supplies for the children of artisans. The scholarship fund actively supports 12 students.

Scholars

Scholars

Artisans Josefa, Marcela, and Paula

Artisans Josefa, Marcela, and Paula

Community Investment

La Vidacita has supported the growth and development of the community that our artisans call home, El Triunfo, through various community investment programs, including an emergency fund (support during medical emergencies and natural disasters).