Founded in 1989, UPAVIM Crafts creates and sells colorful, handcrafted products for markets around the world. Sales of UPAVIM fair trade goods directly support the cooperative, a full-day kindergarten through 6th grade school, daycare, and a Montessori-based preschool. UPAVIM success in La Esperanza has also fueled the development of a health clinic, tutoring program, local bakery and more.
Facing poverty, crime and violence throughout their neighborhoods, the more than 60 women that represent UPAVIM find not only solidarity in a safe space but also a community of love, hope and purpose that aspires to produce generational improvements for one another.
Upavim offers a wide range of products that are warehoused in their USA office for immediate shipping or can create large quantities and/or custom products for advanced ordering. Their turnover time is 2-8 weeks depending on the product for advanced orders.