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Atlántico - Soledad

Description of Social Entrepreneurship

We rescued the traditional techniques of the indigenous Mokanàs de Tubará (Atlantic) from work in totumo, dignifying the work of our artisans (mothers heads of household and descendants of the Mokanà de Soledad and Tubará ethnic group in the Atlantic), with decent and quality jobs ; implementing international fair trade policies.

We highlight the beauty of women, with handmade jewelry in totumo.

What led you to create your Social Entrepreneurship?

Hom was born when four university students decide Luis, master craftsman of the municipality of Tubará (Atlantic), wanted to take his art in totumo to the whole world, then saw that with this work he could rescue the tradition of work in totumo, which is lost more every day in his hometown and also dignify the work of other artisans.

How does your Social Entrepreneurship impact your community?

We are an example for the entire artisanal community of the Atlantic, demonstrating that handicraft generates decent and quality jobs, serving as sustenance for them and their families, We generate 6 direct and 20 indirect positions monthly, for mothers heads of families and indigenous people of the ethnic group Mokanà de Tubará and Soledad in the Atlantic. We rescued the artisanal legacy of work in totumo, with more than 25 children between 5 and 15 years of age, who generated productive projects with the totumo, dreaming of generating their businesses.

What do you dream of happening with your Social Entrepreneurship?

Get more artisans to generate companies with decent and quality work for their employees, demonstrating that artisanal work can be lived with height and quality.

Being able to reach international markets and with this being a sustainable venture both economically, socially and environmentally, that generates more jobs. Achieving to be referents and tendencies of the Artisan Design, seeking the consolidation of a sustainable productive nucleus that rescues the cultural legacy of the MOKANAS Indigenous people and their traditional crafts, fused with innovation.