Artisans & Art Forms
In a country where safe job opportunities are scarce for everyone - let alone women - UPAVIM stands as a beacon of hope in breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. These art forms provide Guatemalan women with a living wage, safe working conditions, and an opportunity to express themselves creatively. Sustainably sourced and ethically produced, each work of art is created using raw Guatemalan materials - from reclaimed natural wood and rich volcanic clay to handwoven fabrics fresh from a 16th century Spanish loom. Explore our art forms and the artists behind them below!