Work opportinuties are rare on the Sierra, they are mainly linked to the land and more often just seasonal.
“Empres Art” is a project carried out together with the peruvian association “Cordillera Domingo Savio” which puts together both male and female artisans cooperatives linked to Operation Mato Grosso and widen the fair and legal employment opportunities in the andean region. The most important goal is to avoid the heavy urbanisation process which characterises Lima, the capital of Peru.
I choose a block of marble and
chop off whatever I don’t need
Professional skills development. Increase of employment opportunities.
Empres Art helps two local cooperatives to expand their production capacity. One of them is specialised in stone and marble crafting and the other one in the textile sector.The project guarantees to 90 male artisans and 40 female artisans several technical development courses so that they can improve their abilities. Furthermore, the project offers accounting and business management courses and the purchase of brand new machinery and equipment.
We went on renewing the machinery and equipment of the two cooperatives, aiming at improving the work, and making it faster and safer. After the arrival of the truck crane, a sawing machine and a single-blade edger were purchased to work marble, then other machines for the textile production. During the whole 2018, craftsmen and women were trained by professionals. As to the marketing of their products, 8 temporary exhibitions were organized in the Peruvian territory.
Asociación des Artesanos Cordilleras Domingo Savio.
Operación Mato Grosso Peru
CEI – 8×1000 Catholic Church
Jangas and Shilla are two districts of the Callejon de Huaylas, in the province of Huaraz, in Ancash. On this mountainous area the employment opportunities are very few and are especially agriculture-centered and seasonal. Most of the families can not count on a monthly income and the economic conditions are therefore uncertain and unstable.