Set of 3 - Recycled Metal Snowflake Ornaments – FairTribe

Set of 3 - Recycled Metal Snowflake Ornaments

One World Projects

$ 5.99

These recycled metal snowflakes will brighten up your home as well as make a great present for a friend this holiday season. Made from salvaged can metal, these come in a set of 3 assorted and will be perfect on any tree.

Handmade using recycled materials by women artisans from the UPAVIM cooperative on the outskirts of Guatemala City. UPAVIM, which stands for United for a Better Life, is an 80 member artisan enterprise helping women through social and economic empowerment. In addition to training women in creating various handmade textiles, UPAVIM has established a school, a pharmacy and a bakery within their cooperative.

  • Each measures 3” in diameter

    Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

    MEET THE ARTISANS

    UPAVIM Artisan Story
    Guatemala

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    UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of Guatemala City. The women in the organization are mothers, homemakers, widows and some have been abandoned by their families. Many of them are the sole bread winners for their families. Unidas Para Vivir Mejor(United for A Better Life, or UPAVIM) was established in 1989 to create jobs for these women and to establish facilities of health-care, education and other social issues to benefit the community they lived in. Over the years, UPAVIM has grown from a small community health project to about a 80 member business cooperative. The organization employs teachers, seamstresses, nurses, administrators, cooks, cleaners and secretaries each of whom is paid a fair wage and is linked to UPAVIM ‘s fair trade business.

    Amongst some of the achievements, In 2002 the cooperative was awarded the best Non-traditional Textile Exporter award by AGEXPRONT, a national trade organization, also UPAVIM’s Montessori school was recognized by the Guatemalan government.

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