Thanks to a seed money grant from the Popular Movement Fund of the Peace Development Fund, a cooperative was formed to provide economic support for the refugee women in Panama (from Colombia) who make recycled paper cards. This has brought some economic hope to a desperate situation. These lovely cards are made of paper recycled from the village, with bits of jungle plants added, and each is embossed with a leaf. On occasion, a batch will come out hot pink or sky blue, indicating that they have recycled the paintings, done with tempera paint, by the little preschoolers. We have the cards for sale along with other crafts from the region.
Cards are $5 per 1/2 dozen and are available in the Fair Trade section of our website.