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Hands of Hope

(past program) Curitiba, Brazil
Meet Margarete, Joana, Maria, Lucia, Antonia, and many others. They are Brazilian mothers and their stores are marked by hardship and sacrifice. Their children live the reality of hunger everyday of their lives.

With The Better World Foundation for Children they are turning their work into hope for a better life for themselves and their children.

Their determination and strength are shown through the detailed work of their handbags. Each piece is one of a kind, and their unique signature is in the selection of its main material: the top and the bottom of a simple soda can.

The sale of their handbags helps to feed their children. The sale of one handbag can feed one child for up to three months. .