These funny masks were handmade by Creamos in Guatemala City. They start with premium upcycled fabric that is sewn and then screen printed by the women of Creamos.
Creamos’ location shares a property line with the Guatemala City garbage dump and is run by women with amazing stories of strength and resilience. Creamos’ services foster self-esteem, wellness, leadership and financial independence for women who have historically relied on collecting, recycling, reusing and reselling items scavenged in the garbage dump to make a living.
Since its inception, Creamos' primary goal has been to provide an alternative form of income, resulting in a safer and healthier family environment. Today, Creamos creates opportunities for dignified employment, offers emotional support services, and promotes a community of ongoing education. Creamos continues to open doors for new participants while continuing to support and nurture the 150 active participants in our organization. The women and mothers have become leaders and change-agents within their community and families.