Fair Trade from Peru - This charming ceramic nativity is molded and hand painted to reflect the culture of a distinct community. Hand-made and painted in Peru, this delightful Nativity features 8 pices, colorful costuming and fun "knit" hats. Tallest figure measures approximately 2.75" high. Handcrafted in Peru and made of ceramic.
Artisans: Manos Amigas is a fair trade organization that works with small artisan organizations throughout Peru. By supporting artisans through training and finding markets for their products, they help to preserve the variety of handcraft traditions of Peru. Manos Amigas, which means 'hands of friendship', gives twenty percent of its profits of help fund social welfare projects, like school scholarships, uniforms, and a feeding program for poor children. They work with 6 artisan associations and 70 family workshops in the Lima area and outlying rural villages. This Nativity set was acquired through a Fair Trade organization. Fair trade pays impoverished artisans a fair price for their work and puts people first, not profits.