We touch the lives of about twenty cooperatives and family units in Nicaragua, and many more in Ecuador, Peru & Cambodia- plus, we are working through similar organizations in India and Nepal, and we are building relationships in other parts of the world where we can help.
Many of our artisans, designers and craftspersons use age old ways and traditions, passed down from generation to generation.
Take a moment to peruse the profiles of some of our artisans.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about us, our artisans or their methods/specifications.
Juan and Paula are master potters from Juan de Oriente. The craftsmanship that goes into their work is astounding - each piece painstakingly detailed, a unique masterpiece. Their son Darwin (pictured right) is a beneficiary of our Direct Assist program. With our support, Darwin completed medical school and situated his practice in one of the poorest regions of the area.
The Women of Ducale, Nicaragua, craft beautiful earthenware from local clays - no added paints. The pieces are food friendly and oven proof.
Teodoro and his son carve pre-columbian style garden stones from lava rock, quarried locally at Volcano Masaya. Several years ago, we helped Teodoro and his family by financing a new home.
Rosa makes miniatures, including our famous water whistles. She is an artist with flare, using wonderful colours and modern, almost 'funky' designs - an instant hit with kids. We work with some of Rosa's family as well.