Art 2 Heart is on a mission to ignite creativity and multiply its impact through products and partnerships to inspire hope and dignity and share the love of Jesus Christ in our world.
Since 2012, Art 2 Heart has had the privilege of working with Peruvian Partners in Flores de Villa, Peru, helping sponsor an artist cooperative for 11 women. These talented artists who call themselves the Mostacillas de Fe -- meaning "Beads of Faith" -- joyfully meet together making beautiful handcrafted products from the designs, supplies, and training invested by Art 2 Heart. The women are paid generously for their beautiful work and the products are then marketed by Art 2 Heart. The sales dollars are reinvested in more supplies and product orders. Through this self-sustaining business, these accomplished women are finding dignity and hope on the front lines of poverty -- and Art 2 Heart is so proud to work along side them!
Another great part about this story is that the designs are all generously and joyfully provided by a local Minnesota mom and designer, Jen Swift. Her book, Creative Bloom, is the inspiration behind many of the products made by Mostacillas de Fe.
Jen has a God-given gift in design, and when we were trying to think of products for the Mostacillas de Fe cooperative to make, she was excited to share her designs with the women to make a difference for them and their community in Jesus' name.
We are praising God for this match that was literally and figuratively "made in heaven!"