Siena Heights University Tour

Students and professors from Siena Heights University recently visited Cielo Hammocks' weavers while researching our “Fair Trade” business model. Siena Heights University, located in Michigan, is a small Catholic University with a liberal arts tradition. Our staff was very excited about the opportunity to host the guests and demonstrate the business model we promote by creating a better environment for the local Mayan population.

We guided students through the process of making hammocks, a millenarian handcraft from the native Mayans of the Yucatan. Students and professors saw firsthand the positive economic impact for local Mayans by being able to export to the world these beautiful products.

We thank the students again from Siena Heights University for their generous food donations to the families of our weavers. This was our only request, as we coordinated and guided the tour free of charge.

If you are interested in this type of tour, please send us an email and we will be happy to host you in the Yucatan.