VOLUNTEER FOR COJOLYA: WOMEN'S FAIR TRADE WEAVING ASSOC.

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Chucks
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VOLUNTEER FOR COJOLYA: WOMEN'S FAIR TRADE WEAVING ASSOC.

Post by Chucks » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:53 am

COJOLYA MAYAN WOMEN WEAVERS ASSOCIATION
Santiago Atitlan, Solola

We are currently looking for a full- or part-time volunteer to help us in our office, and assist the Administrator in all areas of work.
Experience in some or all of the following would be helpful: non-profit, retail, marketing, fundraising, fashion, admin, bookkeeping (QuickBooks and Excel).
We need a commitment for a minimum of 2 months and Intermediate-Advanced Spanish would be helpful.

Cojolyá is a non-profit association of Mayan Women Weavers from the Lake Atitlan village of Santiago. For over 25 years Cojolyá has been providing sustainable, fair-trade work for some 80 women who weave using the traditional back-strap loom. It was founded by American, Candis Krummel, and Tz’utujil Maya, Antonio Ramirez Sosof, with a mission to help preserve and encourage this centuries-old Mayan tradition and provide work for local women.
Cojolya produces quality designer accessories that are inspired by nature and art, combining them into spectacular and unique collections of bags, scarves, shawls, hats, throws etc.

Cojolya has a Museum and Shop in Santiago Atitlan, and offers weaving tours to visit our weavers’ in their homes for demonstrations and weaving classes.
Please email your cv with a covering letter to Francesca Wade, Administrator: marketing@cojolya.org.
For further information about Cojolya and the products we produce, go to our website: http://www.cojolya.org

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