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About Maya Collection

The Maya Collection is a non profit small business which employs, empowers and encourages refugee women living in Louisville, Ky. This small business started in 2009, with volunteers that helped a group of refugee women to knit and sell scarves in local markets.  Over the last eleven years we have grown and expanded our handcrafted products to include jewelry, hand bags, leather goods, embroidery and more.  We have empowered over 75 refugee women to become artisans.  Our product line is now in several of the finest boutiques in Louisville as well as sold online and at artisan markets.  We have learned much from our refugee friends who now have become our sisters!

Serving Opportunities

  • Organizers-to help organize our craft and sewing materials in our workroom as needed.
  • Sewing instructors-to teach 2 hour class, once a week for a four week session.
  • Photographer-take and edit photos for website and social media as needed.
  • Crafting support-learn skills in leather working, sewing, jewelry and help with small finishing tasks-once a week or as needed.
  • Transportation-be like a “UBER” driver a few times a month for refugee artisans needing a ride to Hope Place.
  • **Video person-someone to upload cell phone videos to YouTube and add a few title pages (will need access to iMovie or something similar.
  • **Administrative tasks-write thank you notes to donors and etc.

*​* Most of these opportunities are needed at Hope Place at 5007 Southside Drive but a few can be done at home and are noted with a double asterisk.

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