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This Friday, December 29th, the Barceló Foundation organizes a Solidarity Market from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at its headquarters in Calle San Jaime 4, in Palma.
Mainly, all the African crafts that the Foundation brings in each of its trips to Kenya and Ethiopia, within the FARMASOL project (Solidarity Pharmacies of Africa and Education for Health), are put on sale. The person in charge of the project, Amelia Fornes, stays several times a year in those destinations, during which she contacts directly with the African women who elaborate these crafts.
Tasa and Mashisa are two examples. They belong to the Gumuz, an ethnic minority in Ethiopia repudiated for many years; both suffer from poliomyelitis, a disease that has left them prostrate in a chair, unable to walk or work. For this reason, they are dedicated to the development of handicrafts such as 100% cotton fabrics, white brass crosses, baskets, tablemats, costume jewelery, etc., all characterized by the cheerful colors of the area.
We encourage you to collaborate with them by acquiring some of the products that you will find in the Solidarity Market, organized by the Barceló Foundation, the full amount given to the artisans in their country of origin, thus contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of their families.