Peace by Piece’s Guatemalan partner, Itza Wood, exists to create jobs and foster positive social impact in a place where the poverty is crushing, the Northern Petén Jungle. Itza Wood is linking families to a future with hope and well-being by creating local, sustainable employment. All purchases benefit The Jungle School, a safe place where 400 students come daily from 9 local villages.
Over 45,000 trees were planted by Itza in the region before they ever cut a tree. All wood is native, sustainably harvested and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
Women’s Bean Project believes that all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. They hire women who are chronically unemployed and teach them to work by making nourishing products, acquiring the tools needed to sustain themselves and their families for a lifetime.