Pictures above are of our artisans at work and projects where a laser has been used to engrave or cut out items to be used for our final products. We are currently paying for laser access in southern Indiana.

Maya Collection, an artisan cooperative established in 2009, has empowered over 45 Louisville refugee women as independent artisans. These women are now earning incomes to help support their families. The cooperative gives women work, friendship and hope.  Over the past nine years, artisans have learned new skills and their products are now sold in Louisvilleā€™s finest boutiques. We cannot produce our products fast enough to meet demand because the engraving and cutting process is so time consuming and tedious. Maya Collection is seeking funds to purchase a laser engraving machine to alleviate this problem.

Why do we need a laser engraving machine?

  1. to automate part of the process which is very time consuming

  2. keep our quality high

  3. reduce our costs

  4. allow lower skilled artisans to create more complex products since some of the process is automated

  5. allow us to add more artisans (we have a waiting list)

  6. keep MAYA Collection a sustainable business for years to come

Our goal is to raise: $10,000. To DONATE please press below and you will be taken to the Refuge International website. We are partnering with Refuge International on this project. Your donation is tax deductible.