How you help:
Since 1990 the founders of Precious Hands/Manos Preciosas have been lending a helping hand in the form of MEDICAL MISSIONS, DONATIONS of medical and educational supplies and equipment and EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS and MICRO-LOANS in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Argentina.
One of the main reasons for creating Precious Hands/Manos Preciosas was to provide Guatemalan people the opportunity to make honest livings to better their lives and the lives of their children. Since its inception Precious Hands/Manos Preciosas has provided assistance in many different ways that have immediate and tangible impact. Examples include:
- Provide artisans access to US, European and Asian markets to sell their handicrafts.
- Assist artisans design their handicrafts to appeal to the specific markets they serve.
- Donations of tools (sewing machines, wood working tools, etc…) to improve quality and increase production of handicrafts to meet the needs of the markets they serve.
-Coach and mentor Guatemalan company stake holders/employees in international business practices
-Microloans for education, training, business creation and expansion.