Noticias y Exposiciones

Handicrafts for Africa

2020.11.23 //

To show and promote the work of the craftswomen of Africa and to promote the purchase of their articles that promote the solidarity economy so that all the benefits derived from their sale return entirely to the craftswomen. With this aim, Barceló Foundation has launched a website aimed at selling handicraft items made in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. This is a good opportunity to make purchases for this time of year (Sant Claus, Secret Santa, Kings) with a plus of solidarity.

“Through the website, people will be able to buy the items they want and then pick them up at the Barceló Foundation, by appointment,” explains Amelia Fornés, project manager of the Barceló Foundation and promoter of this initiative.

In this,,you will find a great variety of articles made by hand: earrings, bracelets, handbags, wallets… As well as, among other things, photographs in different formats belonging to the exhibitions ‘Africans’, which show the projects of the Barceló Foundation in different African countries.

“African women are doing everything possible and impossible to lead the change and to achieve the development on the African continent.  In the exhibition ‘Africans’ we showed some visual testimonies of this reality and now, through this platform of selling handicrafts, we want to contribute to their empowerment and to continue leading this necessary change,” insists Amelia, while detailing that all the money raised in the market will go directly to women artisans, so they can continue working in their small craft businesses.