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Heartful Giving Project – Crowdsourcing Campaign through August 1st

Heartful Giving Project – Crowdsourcing Campaign through August 1st

The Heartful Giving Project recently launched their campaign on the crowdfunding site Crowdismo in order to raise funds and awareness about international folk art.

Their campaign runs until August 1st and you can donate to their cause by visiting www.crowdismo.com.   Their first project takes place in Sua, Ecuador where a group of artisans formed the association “Manglares de Sua.” Their current structure is in dire need of repair! Project directors Julia & Maryanne Chiriboga wish to help this group fulfill their dream of building a functioning art center where they can practice, teach and sell their traditional handicrafts.The Heartful Giving Project preserves international folk art by building a Community Arts Center where local artisans can practice and teach their skills. The impact of this project is multifaceted:

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Maryanne Chiriboga (on left) with two artisans Anna & Alfonso and children of the community

  1. Preserves international culture and traditions
  2. Provides positive activities for the youth
  3. Promotes increased income for the artisans

How can you help? Are you a writer/blogger/Facebook addict/social media enthusiast? We appreciate any support we get!

“The Craft and Cultural Center is of great importance to the community. Its mission is to pass onto the younger generation the artistic skills of their ancestral culture. Creating and disseminating our art is essential to our survival.” – Anna, an artist in the association “Manglares de Súa”

To learn more about this project, please contact: theheartfulgivingproject@gmail.com

Artisan Lupin polishing a shell with his son

Artisan Lupin polishing a shell with his son

 

The current structure that is in dire need of repair

The current structure that is in dire need of repair

Lupin, Alfonso & Maryanne (left to right) going over building plans

Lupin, Alfonso & Maryanne (left to right) going over building plans

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