Using design and technology to redefine the meaning of 'artisanal' and to have a greater social impact.Since 2013 Hilo Sagrado has implemented a model of inclusive development which recognises the deep cultural legacy and value of artisan communities in Latin America, and which seeks to empower women with the tools that allow them to improve their quality of life. Through education, economic empowerment and sustainable development, our aim is for the communities that we work to can become self-sustainable, providing women with the necessary tools to become micro-entrepreneurs, to take ownership of their own work, and to escape from extreme poverty.
Why are we different?
Hilo Sagrado collaborates with the private and public sector, international organizations, and private individuals to develop a base of knowledge and innovative solutions that have social, economic and environmental impacts on the indigenous communities that we work with. We raise funds through a variety of channels, including donations, crowdfunding, partnerships and the sales of our artisanal products to bring us closer to achieving our dream: to empower indigenous communities so that they are able to take charge of their own development and free themselves from extreme poverty.