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            Style Meets Conscience

            Fusing Peruvian myth, unique design and modern elegance, Chavin's jewellery is simply, beautiful. But true beauty has many layers. Every single piece bought is designed with love and crafted with integrity, making a difference to the lives of Peruvian families, torn apart by poverty. Following Chavin’s Peruvian workshops in 2014, the ‘Luz y Vida’ project has continued developing participants’ jewellery knowledge. Around 15 families continue to attend jewellery workshops, learning and practicing their skills. This has empowered the women involved, as well as allowing them to become self-sustainable. The project has also helped the ‘Stop the Violence’ campaign, as empowered women have the confidence to stand up to violence in the home. Since September 2016 these women have started to produce marketable jewellery, enabling them to participate in exhibitions. Thus far they have exhibited on three occasions in their local markets and fairs. They take pride in selling the jewellery, including a personalised note in the orders, which describes the product, meaning, name and background. Survey and leadership training have also been implemented into this program to help them continue their success. They have now opened their own Facebook page to promote their artisanal jewellery imparted by Chavin and are working on the 2017 catalogue. These women are now an example to the community and have been invited to participate in a women entrepreneurial programme.