Hello and welcome to Andes.org
Here you will find amazing products made by local artisans in South America.
All of us that work here with TheAndes.org are volunteers with no paid positions. I volunteer because I want to be a part of supporting the artisans I work with and have become friends with.
I live in Cusco, Peru, and I am one of the buyers. I find the most unique and beautiful products available as I scour streets and shops in my travels. I meet hard-working local artisans, visit their workshops, build relationships, and negotiate fair prices. I do this work not only to bring you the amazing products you will see on this site but also because these artisans deserve to be paid a fair price for their craft. I love the opportunity to be a part of making that happen. COVID hit this region extremely hard, so we pay a little more than others.
I frequent a Quechua community and see the difference one artisan can make for an entire village and the beautiful culture of everyone in the community working together happily.