Myself and six colleagues traveled to Cotui, Dominican Republic and worked with an NGO called Creaciones Ecologicas La Colonia. This is a group of women who use natural resources and recycled materials to produce hand bags and purses that are culturally based for sale.
They sell them locally, and they are trying to expand the sale of these products internationally, especially to the United States. The money that is made is returned to the local community to support all sorts of activities.
Through an online presence that we created, Creaciones Ecologicas is able to tell their story while also having an online shop for selling their products.