Multicolores creates economic opportunities for talented and motivated artisans in Guatemala. The Association also supports artisans in developing their skills and finding markets for their handicrafts. This began with the teaching of a rug hooking workshop in 2009 and in 2014 Mary Anne, Jody with others formed a legal Association (non-profit) in Guatemala. Today Multicolores works with over 70 women from six villages in rug hooking and embroidery.
In 2018, Thrums Books published Rug Money, co-authored by Mary Anne Wise and Cheryl Conway, describing the rug hooking project and the impact of this opportunity upon the lives of the artists.