Stone Tree Ornament
Made in: Nicaragua
Artisan Group: Nica HOPE
Add charm to your tree this year with this handmade stone tree ornament!
Since 2010, FMSC has worked with our food partner, Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Managua, Nicaragua to sell beautiful, handmade items created by individuals in communities receiving FMSC meals.
The jewelry cooperative established through Fabretto in 2009 is called Nica HOPE. It began as an education and vocational training program to enable children and youth to receive an education while providing alternative sources of income and skills training. The project targeted families who lived and worked in the municipal trash dump of Managua, known as “La Chureca,” where children often dropped out of school to work and earn little more than two dollars a day.
Today, the artisans have established their own cooperative, becoming collective owners of the business. Support their hard work today by purchasing a beautiful ornament for yourself or to give as a gift.