Intercrafts Peru is an artisan-owned organization that helps family workshops find marketing channels for their crafts. Your purchase creates a modest but sustainable income for small artisan groups in marginalized areas of Peru, giving them access to training, loans, health care, and school supplies for their children.
This grassroots organization was founded by and for artisans in 1992 to improve the living and working conditions of a family of artisan groups. By sharing responsibility, Intercrafts Peru lowers overhead and keeps more income in the hands of the artisans. It also provides more sustainable livelihoods by reaching beyond limited local markets to global fair trade markets. Committed to improving the conditions in which their artisans and families work and live, Intercrafts provides financial advances for raw materials, a savings and loan cooperative, technical assistance, access to health care, and education for artisans' children. Important decisions are made democratically, with operations and planning overseen by a Board of Directors elected from member organizations. Currently, Intercrafts Peru represents 10 partner organizations with more than 100 artisans throughout the country.
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