Chavin´s mutual connection with Peru is not limited to the companies and employees that extract our materials and craft our jewellery. We have partnered with the charity SOS Children to support its family strengthening programme in the community centre “Luz y Vida” in Lima, Peru. SOS Children is active in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide providing support for orphans and vulnerable children. Our work with SOS Children will be directed to individual families in the region of our manufacturing.
We don’t simply donate. We act. We work closely alongside SOS children’s Charity, reinvesting into Peruvian families and and the culture that has inspired our jewellery.
Chavin takes an active role in the development of SOS Children’s community centre “Luz y Vida”. The family strengthening programme improves the economic situation of local families by offering training. It also provides help in dealing with family problems: giving women access to basic knowledge that we take for granted in the west across topics such as birth control and how to tackle domestic violence. All of these issues are discussed in talks and role plays.
We also lend our jewellery expertise, helping with the SOS Children's jewellery making course. The class teaches single mothers to create commercial costume jewellery out of plastic pearls and metal filaments to help them secure a small additional income to improve the quality of life for themselves and their children.