"My dream is that my children grow up in a totally different situation than I grew up!" - things like exporting make this happen.
Please help support DevTrade!
All of our Salvadoran wooden products support the livelihood of artisans from various mountain villages to provide food, shelter, health and education for their children and broader community.
The vibrantly coloured crosses, plaques and jewellery are handcrafted by two artesian co-operatives, El Arbol De Dios and El Salvador Crafts. The men cut down the pine trees and shape the wood, and then the designs, created by well known Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort, are screen printed onto the wood and distributed to many of the homes in the area to be hand-painted.
“My dream is that my children will grow up in a totally different situation than I grew up…
When we heard we had a buyer in Australia, we felt that our dreams could possibly
come true” - Candida
This product was handmade by groups from small artisan villages in El Salvador. With your purchase, you are helping to generate more employment in disadvantaged areas in extreme poverty. Your support provides the livelihood for these villagers and their community. It is part of our Devtrade range - providing trade opportunities for disadvantaged communities throughout the world.
The Christian Supplies Team