We are three friends, AMIGAS, based out of Miami, but with connections to various places in Latin America. We have always participated in volunteer and social programs to improve our own communities. Out of this social conscience, we decided to expand our reach, by providing fair trade opportunities to artisans, indigenous and disadvantaged communities in Latin America, in an attempt to improve their lives. We created AMENTA GIFTS to help communities in Latin America gain economic security by enabling them to sell their beautiful and unique products and give them access to markets outside of their countries. We want to help these communities empower themselves and become sustainable. With their income, they are providing food, education and other needs within their communities. From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and a source of change in global sourcing practices.
We look for high quality, state-of-the-art designed, locally sourced products to bring to our customers. Our amazing products can be used in homes or given as gifts. We have seen hundreds of items, but only pick the ones that we would use in our own homes. All of our items are practical, beautiful and created with respect to ancient techniques. In the face of great challenges, the artisans come together to support each other and their families by forming community-based organizations that collectively offer support and services ranging from healthcare, education, sustainable practices, and human rights training, among other programs.
We are located in Miami, FL (USA), and have forged strategic alliances with several suppliers in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. We are striving to reach even more communities throughout the region. With your purchase, we can help address global poverty issues, promote education, social justice and fair trade, and improve communities in need around Latin America.