Looking for some versatile jewelry to dress up for all those holiday parties and get-togethers? Searching for a gift to give that person who is so difficult to buy for? Look no further than Yobel’s crocheted silver jewelry handmade by women in Peru. These earrings and necklaces are one of a kind and can be worn with everything from a wedding dress to jeans on a casual night out with friends.
Skilled women in Lima, Peru are able to provide their children with an education using the income they receive from selling their beautiful jewelry. Just Trade and the Zoe Project give these women opportunities to use their skills and creativity to design beautiful and unique pieces. Several of these women used to work long hours in factories and had to be away from their children all day. By partnering with the Zoe Project, they are able to work from home and spend time with their families while still providing for their financial needs. Nieves uses her income from making jewelry to pay for her own education and to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Each woman’s story is different, but all share the common thread of being able to use their skills and creative ideas to make something beautiful that will provide a sustainable income and a bright future for themselves and their families.