Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
An adorable mother and child turtle are featured on this ceramic sculpture. Like many ceramics from Peru, this miniature delight is formed from river clay deposits and the final product retains traces of the natural brown color. Artisan Miguel Bernal, uses a mold to create the Mother Turtle with Baby at the Manos Amigas workshop in San Juan de Miraflores, Peru.
HANDCRAFTED IN PERU
Deep and lasting relationships are essential to this family-run business, whose name means "hands joined in friendship." They bring the wares of 60 workshops across Peru - gourd carvers, ceramicists, jewelry makers and reverse-painted glass artisans - to market. They create a variety of exquisite handicrafts that tell stories of tradition and resilience. "I want to keep going, keep working to get ahead. My work is a happiness." - Eulogio Medina