Lighten the life of Nicaraguan artisan families with a festive ceramic luminary!
Duilio Jimenez and his wife Damarias have been creating pottery their entire lives. Once becoming partners with the fair-trade organization Women of the Cloud Forest, the Jimenez family was able to transform their two-room, dirt-floor structure into a tiled showroom with two private bedrooms and indoor plumbing. With limited tourism in the area, the upgrades to their physical home and business provide them with the opportunity to welcome tourists and missionaries. This additional stream of revenue enables them to gain economic independence.
Last year after the final order of ceramic luminaries was processed, Duilio and Damarias arranged an excursion to Laguna de Apoyo, a beautiful nature reserve, to which artisans and their families were all invited to celebrate their successful year. This goes to remind us that when you shop fair trade, you empower small artisan groups to care for their families and ultimately their communities.
View the entire Nicaraguan luminary collection at any one of our store locations or by clicking on the link below.
Women of the Cloud Forest