Handmade crafts from global artisans

Global Ministries is excited to share the opportunity to purchase artisan crafts from around the world while supporting the life-giving work of global partners.

All items on this page are available through UCC Resources. Additional crafts and clothing from the Congo are available for ordering by phone. You can find descriptions of these items here.

Tote Baskets from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Mama Jeanne Center is a place of consolation, solidarity, support, and training, for women seeking to become self-sufficient. These woven baskets were bought from the Mama Jeanne Center. Formed out of recycled plastic packaging strips, the baskets are environmentally-friendly and create something beautiful from materials that might otherwise be placed in the trash. Attached to each basket, a card reads, “By touching this basket, you are symbolically touching the hand of a sister who has proven to not be a victim, but a resilient survivor!”.

These totes are available in many different colors in large, medium, and small sizes. The totes are available for $20.00 plus shipping through UCC Resources online store here.

 

Handmade Bags from the Democratic Republic in the Congo

tote.jpgReceive a beautiful, handmade Congolese tote, while supporting microcredit programs that empower women and families around the world. Each tote is uniquely created and sewn by a woman in the Congo using vibrant Congolese fabric, most of which include the authentic Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo fabric and logo.

You can purchase Multipurpose bag for $30.00 or Laptop bag for $40.00 plus shipping. Totes are available through the UCC Resources online store here.

 

Quilted Congolese crafts, including placemats, small clutch purses, and bags

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Receive a handmade, quilted Congolese bag, small clutch purse with a snap to close, or a set of placemats featuring vibrant Congolese fabric, while supporting microcredit programs of global partners around the world.

Prices of crafts range from $15 - $35 plus shipping through the UCC Resources online store here.

 

Chile Handmade Cards

These cards were made by a grassroots health promoter connected with a Global Ministries partner in Chile, EPES. These particular cards feature a small arpillera, a traditional Chilean art form that depicts both the positive and negative of the daily life of poor communities.

This pack of five multi-colored cards comes with envelopes and are blank inside. The cards are available for $20.00 plus shipping through the UCC Resources online store here.

 

Handmade woven items from Guatemala

These Guatemalan artisan crafts are an income-generating project of Global Ministries partner, the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala. The microcredit project of the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala is one of the ways the Council is improving this area in society. The Council provides training and materials for women to begin weaving for income-generation and for artistic expression. Proceeds from these woven items will continue to support this project of the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala.

The Shawls are available in orange/pink, yellow/blue, orange/blue, wine, and burgundy and are for sale for $26.00 plus shipping through UCC Resources online store here

The Stoles are available in Red, Yellow, and Burgundy for $29.00 and a shorter blue version for $12.00 plus shipping through UCC Resources online store here.

The placemats, napkins and table runners are available in several colors and packages. Placemats are sold in packs of 4 for $25.00 or 2 for $14.00. Napkins are sold as a set of 4 for $16.00 and table runners are $39.00. These are all available through UCC Resources online store here

 

Colombian Handmade Jewelry

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Support the ministries of partners in the Caribbean and receive handmade jewelry from Colombia! Each piece of jewelry available is designed and made by local artisans in Colombia through grass-roots, microcredit businesses.

Bracelets are adjustable in size and feature flattering stones and colorful beads. They are available in packs of two for $14.00 and packs of four for $22.00 plus shipping.

Charm Necklaces feature a single stone or bead which make them a flattering piece for a simple and elegant look, they sell for $15 plus shipping.

Large Necklaces are bold and beautiful statement necklaces feature smooth stones and intricate beading, they sell for $30 plus shipping.

You can find all three of these Jewelry pieces on the UCC Resources online store here.

 

Artisan Projects of the YWCA of Palestine

The YWCA of Palestine participates in the important work of advocating on behalf of women, refugees, and Palestinian rights. They have created some different artisan crafts to help others become advocates for peace with justice, too. More information on this advocacy project and the different items available can be found here

 

Handmade Bookmarks from East Timor

These bookmarks from East Timor were made by artisans through KOR Timor. KOR Timor is a group of Timorese women who have created a cooperative dedicated to preserving traditional crafts while also being an income-generating opportunity. Each artisan finds pride and cultural affirmation in producing these beautiful products, and in receiving an income for themselves and their families. The proceeds received for these crafts will support microcredit initiatives of Global Ministries partners. Find them on UCC Resources here

 

Tin-Stamped Bookmarks from Thailand

These tin-stamped bookmarks were made by patients of the McKean Leprosy Hospital of Global Ministries partner, the Church of Christ in Thailand. Residents at McKean receive encouragement, learn self-care, and receive training in how to make these bookmarks, organic farming, and other income-generating activities.  Each bookmark is stamped with the word HOPE. The proceeds received for these bookmarks will help support microcredit initiatives of Global Ministries partners around the world. Find them on UCC Resources here

 

Hand Fused Glass Art

Global Ministries Board Member, LaVerne Thorpe, handcrafts these beautiful fused glass art pieces and donates a portion of the proceeds to support the anti-human trafficking efforts of Global Ministries partners. You can find them here.

 

Handmade Cards from India

Receive a packet of four beautiful, printed cards with drawings from children through an anti-human trafficking program of the Church of North India Diocese of Durgapur. The proceeds received for these cards support microcredit initiatives of Global Ministries partners. Find them on UCC Resources here