Colombia

We carry jewelry made by the artisans of the Morca - Boyaca Coal Project which was started in 1995. This combined venture between the National Pedagogical University in Bogota and One World Projects in the United States is aimed at stopping child labor in the coal mines. The main source of income in this part of Colombia is coal mining. The mines are very dangerous for all who work in them. With the Morca Coal Project the young men and boys are taught to make jewelry from the coal. By supporting this project, it keeps these young people out of the mines by teaching them a trade which allows them to earn a livable wage.