Deisy Wall Hanging by Peru PaperPrice $37.9537.95
Named for the Peruvian woman who made it! Recycled paper, traditional Peruvian textile design. 11" x 11". These products employ Peruvian women, helping them out of poverty.
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This amazing handmade Deisy Wall Hanging is based on traditional Peruvian textile designs that have been updated with modern colors. These 11"x11" pieces of art fit in standard-sized frames and look fantastic on the wall! Named after the women who make them, these are the most intricate and beautiful products we've ever offered! Purchase these as a gift or for yourself, and you can feel good about a beautiful purchase made from 100% recycled materials that employs amazing women in Peru, helping them out of poverty!
The Women of Peru Paper
Deisy Pretell has worked with Peru Paper since 2008. She lives in the Manuel Arevalo neighorhood in Trujillo with her husband and two sons, Johan and John Diego. Deisy is a cheeful and encouraging member of the Peru Paper team. She is always grateful for the work and seeks to find the best in all situations, always ready to show love and hospitality to everyone around her. Before working with Peru Paper, her family often struggled to make ends meet, but now she is able to contribute to the family income and provide a better future for her sons, especially through the educational opportunities a better income provides.
One of most noticeable changes that has come from Deisy's employment with Peru Paper is improvements to her home. When Deisy began working with Peru Paper a few years ago, all of the floors in her home were dirt or unfinished concrete, and the walls of her home were unfinished concrete or exposed adobe. Deisy saved her money from working with Peru Paper and she and her husband worked together to put tile on the kitchen floor and walls and painted and finished the other walls and floors in her home. Now, Deisy is saving money for her oldest son to go to college. Deisy says "My husband and my sons are proud of my work and that I am spending this money wisely in our home and for our family."
During her time in Peru, Grace Bateman Greene was impressed with the creativity and industriousness of Peruvian women, especially how they sought to provide for their families in difficult circumstances. She stumbled upon the idea of making paper and greeting cards. With just $100 and some lessons on how to make recycled paper and homemade cards, the ladies started producing cards. Encouraged by the success in selling the cards and providing extra income to the women, Grace moved back to the US, and continued to promote it part-time outside of her own school and work.
Grace partnered with the Peruvian woman to start this project with $100 for supplies and had no idea that it would grow to its current size. The business now employs fifteen women and has been transforming lives as these women discover new talents in card design and business management, as well as being uplifted by the dignity that comes with work and provision for your own family. Such ‘success’ is not measured by money and has been a greater blessing than she could have ever imagined and one of the biggest joys of her life. She is deeply committed to Peru Paper Co., working for it to be economically and environmentally sustainable while achieving its social and spiritual goals of improving the lives of Peruvian women and their families.
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