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Since 2013, Hilo Sagrado has implemented an inclusive development model that recognizes the profound cultural heritage and value of artisan communities in Latin America. The organization seeks to empower women with the tools necessary to improve their quality of life through education, economic empowerment, and sustainable development. Their objective is to enable the communities they work with to become self-sustainable, providing women with the means to become micro-entrepreneurs, take ownership of their work, and lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
FOUNDER: Sabrina Prioli
TEAM: 3 founders + more that 150 Wayuú artisans
MATERIALS: Acrylic thread
TECHNIQUE: Handwoven Wayuú cultural heritage
Inspired by the Wayuú community, located in the La Guajira desert, on the border between Colombia and Venezuela, a foundation was founded ind 2013 destined to preserve their culture and traditions. Two years later, sisters Ana María and Emilia Torres assumed the project’s leadership and target it in a new direction: to bring the women artisans that collaborate with Hilo Sagrado to a national and global market assuring them a long-term sustainable path. Natalia Bertel also joined as Executive Director thus completing the actual team.