In 2001, the villages of the Comasagua Highlands district of Nueva San Salvador, were devastated by terrible earthquakes and people’s lives were shattered. More recently, people in the town of Comasagua have been heavily affected by the recent lack of jobs in coffee cultivation. To combat these problems, a group of brave women of these communities combined their creative energies and formed Arte Comasagua. It is a fair trade, environmentally responsible company that promotes safe and healthy work conditions.
Wild flowers, leaves etc are collected by the women from the forest surrounding the mountain village. They work in a conscious and sustainable manner to create beautiful cards and handicrafts, which represent the hopes of the local women for a better future.