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G_M.11 Work in the marketing and administration of a textile cooperative with indigenous roots (Guatemala)

Location: San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala

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Description of the project:

The cooperative is currently run by 15 Tz`utujiles women that are exclusively producing their items after traditional and environmentally friendly Mayan techniques. Plants are used for instance to dye cotton, produce tee, organic medicine or fertilizer. On that account, all products are a 100% organic and have among others been an encouragement to other communities, to abandon their artificial and toxic ways of production. Due to this innovative style of production the cooperation has recently extended their exports to the United States and reached a staff of 30 employees. Plans for further expansion is already in process.

Your tasks:

Depending on your skills but your tasks may include the following examples:

  • Update Webseite
  • Administrative work (e.g. answering English and French e-mails)
  • Designing new products
  • Market analysis
  • Market expansion
  • Control the sales quality control the products
  • Working in the shop
  • Teaching English
  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Vacations: flexible

Further Tasks:

Support a partner project and help to build up this:

  • Gardening with Herbs by Maya customs
  • Help building a tea house
  • Marketing of tea and herbs
  • If you like to create something new you are right here

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Spanish level: Basic
  • Skills and expertise: You are motivated and initiative, you have knowledge of marketing; fundraising, education and medicine can be useful, willigness to bring your own Laptop

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can stay in a host family in San Juan la Laguna (from 75 US$ /week) or in a hostel in San Pedro la Laguna (~5-10 US$ / night)
  • Proyecto Mosaico books your lodging, Spanish school and your transportation from the airport, furthermore we offer individual assistance provided by the office in Granada before, throughout and after your stay
  • For our work and our services we ask a one-time-only fee of 250 € – regardless of the length of your stay

Have a look at the detailed project presentation with more pictures, info on accommodation and location:

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