Handcrafts

Kuyanakuy Local Cooperative – (Lima, Peru)
In one of the most difficult districts of Lima, Kuyanakuy is the name given to the group of women (originating from Ayacucho and persecuted by the Luminous Path in the Eighties) dedicated to the production of tapestries. The objectives of the project are to acquire specialized equipment in order to increase the production, to devote time to research and innovation and to become a service provider during periods of small orders.
Launch: August 2007, duration: 2 years, beneficiaries: direct: 25, indirect: 120.

Awaq Kuna Local Cooperative – (Lima, Peru)
Awaq Kuna means a weaver in Quechua. This group of craftsmen is specialized in the tapestries of the style of San Pedro de Cajas as well as the leather accessories. The objectives of the project are to buy wool (white and black) being used for the design of the tapestries in large quantity in order to profit from more competitive prices.
Launch: February 2008, duration: 2 years, beneficiaries: direct: 25, indirect: 120.

Casa Betania Local Cooperative – (Lima, Peru)
Formed in 1990, the local cooperative Casa Betania is made of women living in situation of extreme poverty in Lima and who organized workshop of embroidery themselves. Since 1995, they widened their craft industry with the leather accessories. The objectives of the project are to improve the productivity thanks to new machines and the purchase of raw materials in large quantity.
Launch: August 2008, duration: 18 months, beneficiaries: direct: 25, indirect: 120.

The Local Cooperative Tawaq (Lima, Peru)
Tawaq is a group of 25 young craftsmen who were forced to leave their home village of Quinua, in the Quinua region of Ayacucho during the worst years of violence of the ‘Shining Path’. Most of them produce ceramic objects whose style is unique to Quinua. Only 4 workshops concentrate on producing reredos. The aim of the project is to equip and train the craftsmen, helping them to improve their drawings and presentation of their products.
Launch: August 2008, duration: 5 years, beneficiaries: direct: 25, indirect: 120.

Tika Rumi Local Cooperative – (Villa El Salvador, Peru)
In Quechua, Tika Rumi means flower Stone. This group of craftsmen located in the southern area of Lima is specialized in the jewellery using combined metals with semi-precious stones, ceramics and the sculpture. The objective of the project is to start a new workshop of jewellery in order to improve the productivity and to allow each craftsman to improve the equipment of its own workshop.
Launch: August 2008, duration: 1 year, beneficiaries: direct: 25, indirect: 120.

With the shop Casa del Corregidor – (Puno, Peru)
Casa del Corregidor is a typical colonial house of the centre of Puno (close to the Titicaca lake). It is opened since January 2006 and is used as a place of exposure and sale of craft industry with an offer of more than 700 products coming straight from the producers. The objective of the project is to set up promotion campaigns of the shop.
Launch: December 2008, duration : 2 years.