These nativity sets were Fair Trade imported from the Republic of Colombia. Colombia is a transcontinental country, located in both Central and South America, It is bordered by Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Archaeological finds in this nation date from the Paleoindian period (18,000 - 8,000 B.C.). The national tree of Colombia is the wax palm tree. The national bird is the Andean condor. These Nativity scenes are acquired through fair trade organizations that put people first, not profits.