Manos Amigas (Peru - Fair Trade)


Manos Amigas

Manos Amigas - Excellence in Craftmanship since 27 February 1991.

While Manos Amigas are committed to providing excellent business and personal training to their artisans, resulting in a sustainable business model, their main raison d'etre is to give back to their communities through various charitable efforts - 20% of their profits go to this end.

There are three chief areas; Capacity-Building training, help with educational fees and providing meals where needed. The meal programme started in 1990 as part of the outreach of their local church; Manos Amigas came on board in 1991 and now provide a nutritious breakfast to around 300 children, aged 2 to 16.

Manos Amigas Artisan busy hand painting lots of ceramic pieces
Manos Amigas Artisan hand painting a ceramic sculpture
The Artisans of Manos Amigas