Llamas for Lima
Peru is famous for its ancient ruins, its textile crafts, and, of course, its llamas! But in a nation where over a third of the population lives below the poverty line,* thousands of children suffer from malnutrition, curable and preventable diseases, and lack of hope for their futures.
* 34.8%, as of 2009 World Factbook estimated figures
Give children recovering from abuse or disease a new friend: a soft, cuddly llama doll to call their very own. The llamas are handmade by artisan groups in rural Peru, where people struggle to earn a living by hand-to-mouth agriculture and infrequent sales of handmade textiles. Creating a larger market for textile crafts, including these llamas, has opened new opportunities for village sustainability.
This Gift That Gives More™ pays Peruvian artisans to create three stuffed llama dolls to be given to three Peruvian children recovering from illness or abuse.
Bears Without Borders is a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit dedicated to the delivery of toys and other materials for the benefit of children worldwide. The organization was founded by two graduate students at Harvard University and MIT in honor of their wedding in order to share the joy they felt with others.
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