OUR IMPACT IN COSTA RICA
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HANDS PRODUCING HOPE
Through our partnership with Hands Producing Hope each item sold provides the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower the remote community of the Guaymi Indian people to rise above severe poverty in Costa Rica. They have created a program that provides an income for marginalized individuals, encourages continued education, hosts various life skills workshops throughout the year, and helps develop skills that will equip those in their program long after they leave.
Their artisans are paid above a fair wage. They are treated with respect, and are taught that they and their dreams have value. They also connect their artisans with local churches and missionaries, and share small lessons from the Bible whenever they gather. As relationships form through involving the local Costa Rican community in our mission, we hope to see small steps towards reconciliation and an end to the generations of discrimination.