gets you a hot pad woven by a native mom from the Peruvian Amazon

Your free gift when you donate $35 to: Grow Amazon artisan income & Peru rainforest trees

gets you a hot pad woven by a native mom from the Peruvian Amazon

Donate $40 or more and you’ll receive a beautiful woven hot pad hand-made by a Bora or Huitoto artisan from the Peruvian Amazon. The Center for Amazon Community Ecology is empowering over 100 women artisans from six native communities to plant more chambira palm trees, sustainably harvest their fiber, and use it to create innovative handicrafts like these hot pads. Our project is also training Bora men to make high quality essential oils from copal tree resin harvested in the primary forest and leaves of aromatic trees like the endangered rosewood planted in their fields.

Selling these value-added non-timber forest products gives native families alternative ways to provide for their children that do not degrade their forests. CACE also returns part its craft sales to our partner communities to improve their health, education and forest conservation. Each hot pad has a tag with the name of the artisan, her community and plants she used to make it with links to photos of all of them.

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