• Visit from Ameur Amor

    Posted on July 7, 2015 by in Fair Trade, Visits

    Today we say goodbye to Jobelle Gacuya, who runs online fair trade platform, Ameur Amor, which works with artisans in Peru, India, Guatemala and Liberia. Inspired by sites like Etsy and eBay, Ameur Amor, seeks to connect clients directly to artisans and their supporting organizations. During her week-long visit, Jobelle volunteered in the office to become […]

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  • Welcome Lydia

    Posted on June 18, 2015 by in Fair Trade, Youth

    This week Bridge of Hope welcomed a new volunteer to our team, Lydia Strienitz, who will assist in the marketing and design of products. Originally from Munich, Lydia comes to us through the German organization, Pangaya, to complete a practicum to finish her studies at the University of Kassel in Germany. Lydia will be with Bridge of Hope for three […]

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  • Recent Visits

    Posted on June 9, 2015 by in Visits, YAV

    In the last few weeks, we have welcomed visits from two groups, the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) in Peru and members of the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery in St. Louis. On May 22, Kyle invited his fellow YAVs to meet the members of Kuichi and Maná Color as part of a group retreat. During the visit, the YAVs learned […]

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  • Announcement: Opening an In-office Store

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by in Comercio Justo, Fair Trade

    We at Bridge of Hope are proud to announce that we opened a store in our office here in Lima. We are selling from our stock, as well as current artisan designs. Each artisan group is invited to supply product and be paid on a monthly consignment basis. The store  is part of a larger initiative to […]

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  • Our 12th Annual Artisan Gathering

    Posted on March 25, 2015 by in Comercio Justo, Communication, Fair Trade, Gathering

    Last week, 11 of our artisan group members gathered in Lima to celebrate National Peruvian Artisan Day with 12th annual Artisan Gathering, titled “Advancing in Unity.” We gathered on Thursday morning to reflect on the past year and discuss ways to constructively move forward together. Jesus Quispe, the current president of the Joining Hands Network, opened the session with […]

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  • Upcoming: The 12th Annual Artisan Gathering

    Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Fair Trade

    As part of the celebrations for National Peruvian Artisan Day , Bridge of Hope will be holding the 12th annual Artisan Gathering from March 19-20, 2015. The gathering, which will be held in Lima, will be entitled “Moving Forward in Unity.” Artisan groups will come together from Huancayo, Huancavelica, La Oroya, and the surrounding districts of Lima to […]

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  • Visits in Huancavelica & Huancayo

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by in Communication, Fair Trade, Feria, Visits

    Daniela and Kyle left Sunday night to visit Bridge of Hope’s artisan group members in Huancayo and Huancavelica. They arrived in Huancavelica Monday morning and headed straight to Yauli to visit with Tupaq Yupanqui and Sumaq Ruracc.  In the afternoon, the two returned to Huancavelica to meet with El Mercurio while they finished an order. From there they […]

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  • Video interview with Jupa & continued artisan visits

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by in Comercio Justo, Fair Trade, YAV

    Bridge of Hope has continued our initiative of visiting our artisan member groups and producing video interviews with each during the new year. This week, we published our first video interview, a brief conversation with the leader of Jupa, Balvina Huaytalla. Balvina tells us a bit about Jupa and her experiences with Bridge of Hope and the larger industry […]

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  • Christmas in Chorrillos with Kuichi

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by in Christmas, Juventud, Youth

    On Wednesday, Karin, Daniela and Kyle visited the Chorrillos district to put on a Christmas party for about 50 kids in the area. Señora Priscilla from Kuichi deserves special thanks opened her home to host the party, as do the other members who helped supervise. The party started with a craft. Each child received an open-topped box to paint. Then while they dried, we played musical […]

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  • A Visit from Willow Tree Roots

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by in Comercio Justo, Communication, Fair Trade

    Monday and Tuesday of this week, Bridge of Hope hosted Tiffani Sharp, the founder and executive director of the women’s socioeconomic empowerment non-profit, Willow Tree Roots. Sharp visited with Jupa, Emady, Maná Color, and Munay Rumi here in Lima to see their workshops and learn about their business operations. She asked the women about how they process […]

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