Building relationships between Esperanza en Acción and the artisans we collaborate with is a high priority, as all of our work is based upon their needs. Esperanza en Acción exists to support these artisans with technical assistance and access to fair trade markets so that they can grow their small businesses and move from poverty to sustainable employment.
- Calculation of a Fair Wage: We help artisans to identify the costs associated with the making of each piece and how those costs should be reflected in the price of their artwork.
- Capacity Building Training Program: Artisans benefit from trainings on production, money management, and quality control which help them to better prepare themselves for new and demanding markets so they can better manage their businesses and the production of their products.
- Creating Connections to Fair Trade Markets: Esperanza en Acción connects artisans to fair trade markets in Nicaragua and abroad to ensure that they will receive a fair wage for their products, one that allows them to provide for their families