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Comunidad Winay

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:18

DescriptionComunidad Wiñay is a cooperatively owned ceramic workshop and collective of producer associations in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was founded in 1988 to provide stable employment for women in the community and education for their children. At Comunidad Winay, members express their artistic creativity primarily through ceramic art, although they are also involved in other types of craftwork including the production of nativity scenes, miniatures, and candle lamps. Beyond ensuring that women are paid adequate wages and work in a safe environment, Comunidad Winay strives to support its employees' families. Upon finding that affordable, reliable daycare for their children became too difficult, the women of this democratic association voted to open a daycare center on the workshop's premises. Through this daycare center, Comunidad Winay now provides healthcare, education and meals for the children and their mothers.

Street Address



Name of InstitutionComunidad Winay

Phone(591 4) 427 0084



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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