In the remote Choco region of Colombia, thousands of families displaced by the country's brutal civil war are fighting for their economic survival. Aid to Artisans is playing a crucial role in the revival of these resilient communities by developing their marketable talents into handcraft.
For the past two years, ATA has helped hundreds of Choco craftsmakers grow self sustaining businesses by providing product development, business skills training and links to the local and international markets. These initiatives have stabilized many craft communities, while restoring cultural pride and giving artisans the economic means to afford needed social services for their children.
YOUR GIFT can help us continue in our efforts. In order to sustain the success of our work in Choco, ATA needs to raise over $220,000 in matching funds to supplement corporate challenge grants. Please help with a generous donation today.
Under the gracious patronage of Her Excellency Carolina Barco Ambassador of Colombia
You are invited to a special reception Monday November 17th, 2008 at 6:00pm. Residence of the Ambassador 1520 20th St Washington DC 20036
Business Attire, Advance donation $100
All proceeds to benefit the international nonprofit organization, Aid to Artisans, in its initiative to support the displaced families in the Choco region of Colombia by assisting them to build sustainable artisan businesses.
Please RSVP by November 14th 860 756 5550 ext 450 or Alex_Kuzma@aidtoartisans.org