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Black Bean Silver Rope Earring
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Black Bean Silver Rope Earring

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Varnished black bean and bead dangle earrings.  Sterling silver ear hooks.

There's something about limitations that seems to make us try new things--like these Guatemalan earrings fashioned with varnished black beans. Whether the result of limited resources or an expression of cultural sustenance, these dangle earrings are both beautiful and seeped in meaning. Be sure to check out the matching necklace! Handcrafted by women escaping abuse, trafficking and violence in Guatemala, now empowered to work with dignity.

 

Where this product came from

Refuge Guatemala

Guatemala

When war breaks out anywhere, it is often women and children who suffer the most. In Guatemala, thirty-six years of civil war have left many seeking healing from a past of violence and brokenness. Refuge Guatemala is a sanctuary of hope for victims of abuse and exploitation. Within the safety of its walls, wounded women and children find shelter and support as they begin their search for healing. Depending on each woman's needs and skill set, suitable job training or educational opportunities are provided. Whether it's creating coffee, jewelry, or sewing aprons, the work is an essential part of the healing process. It gives the women confidence, a sense of self-worth, and a new future through financial security and self-sustainability. Will you join them in this work of restoration? Your purchase will help build circles of protection and hope around these women.

Estella

After Three months in prison, Estella was finally reunited with her baby boy. but right after she was released, the drug lords found Estella and demanded that she and her sister return to the drug world. When they refused, the gang murdered her sister, and Estella was forced to flee. At Refuge Guatemala, she found safety. There she found a healing community and the strength to stay clean from drugs. Estella now works with dignity crafting beautiful coffee jewelry. She has earned the money needed to pay her restitution fines and is now attending cosmetology school with plans to become a stylist someday. At Refuge Guatemala, Estella has found freedom for her past. She is beginning a new life, providing for her family, and walking into the future with her head held high.