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Purpose Project: Timber Journals

$35.00 USD

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COUNTRY: Nicaragua
CAUSE: COVID-19 Relief, Artisan Empowerment, Local Sustainability
PRODUCT: Beautiful handmade leather journals!
+ genuine leather
+ each journal is handmade and one-of-a-kind which means each journal may look slightly different
+ unlined paper
+ snap closure 
+ handmade with lots of love in Granada, Nicaragua 

Angel is a leader in Young Life Granada. He and his team are passionate about sending people in their region to camp. In 2017, an American missionary named Nathan taught Angel how to make leather journals by hand. Since then, Angel has made countless journals that have held the thoughts and writings of people across the globe. They named the business Timber Journals.
Our friend Mary writes more about Angel here.

+ Nicaragua is the least developed country in Central America and is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.
+ Over 30% of the population lives on less than $2 USD per day.
+ In rural areas, 50% of households live in extreme poverty.
+ Our friend, Mary Korch, wrote about the economic crisis in Nicaragua here.

With the bulk of sales coming from travelers going through Nicaragua, Timber Journals has nearly stopped sales since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Nicaraguans, specifically in the city of Granada where Timber Journals are made, rely heavily on tourism as a primary source of income. Because of the halt of travel, closed markets, and the already low poverty line, many people in this region are suffering greatly. With additional work, Timber Journals is also able to employ multiple artisans. Our hope is to offer some economic relief during this time of uncertainty. Purchasing this product will directly benefit Angel and his family.

* This item is part of the Purpose Project.
* Price includes shipping within the U.S.
*Due to COVID-19 shipping delays and the nature of this project, please allow 4-8 weeks for shipping.


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