Damartes Coconut Keychain ~ Orange *100% Proceeds Donated!
In 2008, 7 mothers completed an artisan training sponsored by the foundation Proboquilla; they have since founded a microenterprise fabricating great things out of simple means -
Damartes (Damas de Arte = Women of Art). The women mainly use coconut to create jewelry and other accessories. They soak, clean, and cut coconuts for hours, then delicately polish them to make these fun and vibrant keychains. These inspiring women work together in a cooperative business model out of Cartagena, Colombia and since the inception of their business have been able to invest in their kids education and households, slowly lifting their families out of extreme poverty.
*100% of the proceeds of this purchase will be donated to the construction of a new facility to help these women grow their business.