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Artisans Wendy and her Mother from El Salvador, asylum seekers stuck in  Nogales, Mexico

Creators Helping Creators seeking Asylum

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Creators Helping Creators seeking Asylum

Artisans Wendy and her Mother from El Salvador, asylum seekers stuck in  Nogales, Mexico

UPDATE

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, asylum-seekers with small children and few resources are stuck on the border. They can't go forward and they can't go back. With the help of other local NGO's, volunteers are finding innovative work-arounds to accept Handmade work & return funds for them across the border.

About the Artisans

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bordando esperanza ~embroidering hope

"I have been waiting here on the border to be safe in the U.S. for three months now. My mother taught me to embroider as a child, then I taught my daughter and my son too. When I’m creating my designs and stitching, I feel better.” Artisan embroidering on the street in Nogales, Mexico.


"The money we receive as artisans provides bus fare for my children and me to get across town to eat at the Comedor (Jesuit Soup kitchen). The children are so small, they can't walk that far."

Artisan with toddlers, Nogales, Mexico

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Friends of Artisans Beyond Borders

The Call:  Summer, 2019


A message came from a shelter in Nogales, Mexico, 60 miles south of Tucson, where families were waiting for weeks or months for an asylum interview. It was not a request for food, clothing, and blankets. It was instead an urgent plea from migrating women for crochet needles and yarn. 

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/07/15/migrant-women-fleeing-violence-find-beauty-and-healing-embroidery"I 


Each original, hand-stitched work of Art is a vote for beauty, faith, and self-determinism in the middle of perilous migration and family displacement.


Every piece of Heritage art that we offer for a donation means we can purchase more from the artisans, providing direct AID to families, many of whom have nothing.

Keep this bright spot on the border going

Donate to Artisans Beyond Borders and receive in the mail a hand-picked bordado (embroidery) with any donation of $45.00 or more.

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