The CIS mission is to promote solidarity and cultural exchange across borders between the Salvadoran people and others in the search for development and dignity. We work to promote and strengthen a culture of solidarity that implies accompaniment, respect for equality of different cultures, and mutual support between people. We focus on using different strategies to promote a solidarity that creates the space for grassroots organizing for justice and dignity.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Marquette University Visits Colorada Island and Handbag Project
Woman with Cati's Handbag
Marquette University Economics and Business students visit Isla Colorada in El Salvador and "Cati's Hand Bag" project to exchange ideas about building alternative economic initiatives. CIS promotes the hand made bags with hand woven fabric from San Sebastian as part of our solidarity craft project. Salvadoran Enterprises for Women provides support to CIS and the women for development of their economic inicitative. Bags are available through the CIS's website for approximately $20. CIS delegations are a unique opportunity to experience Salvadoran reality first hand, build solidarity relationships, and accompany initiatives for social and economic justice.
Samples of some of the bags that the women of the Tasajera Island, to see more and place your order look at our online store.