Mi Esperanza Wave Cuff

Artisan Organization: Tribe Alive

Country: Honduras 

The maker behind the polished brass and delicate curves is Eugenia, herself a set of heartening contradictions.

Single mother, sole provider, and talented artisan, Eugenia is also a master joke teller, sending ripples of fortifying laughter into the world around her, a world that’s looking brighter by the day. Prior to joining Mi Esperanza to complete an order for Tribe Alive, Eugenia was jobless and knew nothing of jewelry-making. Given the opportunity to provide for her daughter, she dove in and developed herself into one of the studio’s top producers.

When Eugenia first used her new income to buy her daughter a computer for school, she experienced an unprecedented wave of pride. Imagine her elation when, after a subsequent Tribe Alive job, she began building her own house!