Hand-knitted with care and imagination by women from the Lake Titicaca region of Peru, these fine, 100-percent alpaca wool ornaments will make a whimsical addition to any tree. As an added bonus, the non-breakable ornaments mean you can decorate with children or pets and remain worry-free. Hang them as a reminder of the animals we use in our projects around the world. A great companion to a gift made to Heifer in your recipient's honor.
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About The Artisans
In Peru, people living high in the Andes traditionally had no access to trees or wood to carve toys, so they knitted. Even today, many children learn to knit their own hats for the cold.
You can help more women like Julia adjust to the economic and climatic changes that make it increasingly difficult for families to survive here. Your purchase will support our work with groups like local craft cooperatives to help members learn the fair market value for their creations. You will also help connect artisans directly to buyers so they don't lose income to middlemen.
How does my purchase make an impact?
Increase in income and assets
By focusing on strengthening the value chains that link farmers to markets, we are furthering collaboration among the producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, transporters and consumers.
Food Security and Nutrition
We train and support small-scale farmers to achieve year-round availability and access to diverse and nutritious food, as well as provide access to water and improved sanitation.
Fostering Women's Empowerment
Our projects seek to increase women’s participation in decision-making at the household and community levels, as well as their access to income and assets and leadership roles.