More than 50 percent of Peruvians live in poverty. Mothers in Peru spend their time directing and performing household duties. This hinders them from working and earning a sustainable income. Mariana is a native Peruvian mother affected by high rates of poverty, gender inequality, and lack of access to education. These are three factors that … More A mother’s chance to prosper
This woman with the big smile and even bigger heart has overcome incredible hardships, but sees each new day as an opportunity for success. Timotea is a native of Ayacucho, Peru, a centuries old Andean city perched 8,000 feet above sea level. Illiteracy is widespread, and many people, like Timotea, speak only Quechuan, the ancient … More The “Shining Path” leads Timotea to REALLY shine!
As you know, our passion is to assist in providing a sustainable income for artisans and their families as well as a better education for their children. We recently had the opportunity of traveling to a village about 45 minute drive on very rough dirt road outside Cusco. In this village is a group of … More Peru Update
While in Peru, we arranged to work with a new group of artisans. Mostly women artisans, we worked to design and produce high quality jewelry and textile products to sell through our network of partners with the income providing the artisan’s a steady income. In this part of Peru, traditional income is earned during the … More Making better products for better lives
Sustainable income is afforded by not only the jewelry we import and sell through Exotic World Gifts, but also through roses that will be grown in their new greenhouse and sold in Lima. … More Building blocks of sustainble living
Transitioning from urban life to the ancient life of the Peruvian Inca lifestyle as we visit with our artisans in Peru and anticipate meeting new ones. We have lots planned for our time here and this is just the beginning. … More Transition from urban life to…