Artisan Connect

Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (Center for Exchange and Solidarity) CIS

Date : 2011-03-01 14:12:45

DescriptionWomen, ex-combatants, returned refugees, single mothers, marginalized communities - these are the Salvadoran artists with whom the CIS works. These artisans have formed cooperatives founded on the principles of fair wages, communal ownership, humane working conditions, and democratic participation. Their cooperatives are sources of encouragement and support. They struggle to compete with sweatshops, carry out their visions, and provide food, healthcare, and education to their families. Through the artisan program, the CIS does more than sell and distribute crafts made by local cooperatives. We encourage strategies that empower local communities. By buying our crafts or selling them at your community events and local craft stores, you support the initiatives of the cooperatives in their search for an alternative economic model that supports the artisan and their community.

Street AddressColonia Libertad Avenida Bolívar no. 103

CitySan Salvador

CountryEl Salvador

Name of InstitutionCentro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (Center for Exchange and Solidarity) CIS

Phone(503) 2226 5362; 2235 1330



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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