Local Employment Generation
Mary’s Team of Mothers in Colombia
As a way to increase our impact in the community, we were looking for a way to produce the stuffed animals locally, instead of sourcing them from China. Mrs. Martha Ligia Martinez de Zuluaga, a friend of the project, let us know of an opportunity to create the stuffed animals locally and introduced us to Mary’s Team, a group of low income, hard-working mothers, who needed to stay at home to take care of their children with developmental conditions. After several rounds of prototyping, the first batch of locally produced stuffed animals was produced in March of 2017, and as a result, the local production pillar of the project was established in Bogota, Colombia.