Envelope Clutch Bag/Ipad Bag
Sutisana – Bolivia
‘Survivor’ product

£20.00

These lovely bags come all the way from Bolivia, made by young women who are escaping prostitition because of exploitation and trafficking – read more about the story behind the bags below.

The bags come in a variety of colourways, see the photos.

They are made from Aguayo – a multicolored woolen cloth, part of the traditional dressing in the Andes region.  Some are finished with a vegan leather.

The bags are a great size for the essentials, and features an interior pocket and a long, adjustable and removable strap for cross-body wear. Fits a standard tablet in its case.

Carnival is one of Bolivia’s biggest festivals, and inspired the name for the brightly-colored clutch.

Lake Titicaca lies between Bolivia and Peru is is known for its intense blue water – thus inspiring the name for this clutch.

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Description

SutiSana was founded by Word Made Flesh in 2010 to provide dignified employment and a new life for women attempting to leave prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia.  Word Made Flesh began working among vulnerable women in El Alto in 2000. Many of these women had little education, were the only provider in their home, and had no viable alternative to prostitution. The name SutiSana has roots in the two languages spoken by the women – Aymara and Spanish. In Aymara, Suti means name. In Spanish, Sana means healthy or healed. As women leave prostitution, they often leave behind a name they used there and find a new identity – a Healed Name. We when we see this, we can’t help but think of the verse Isaiah 62:2, “you will be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will bestow.”

Our logo is inspired by the Nard flower, which is believed to be the base of the perfume the woman poured on the feet of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. In the same way, we hope SutiSana may be a simple, pleasing offering to our God.

Word Made Flesh coordinates sewing training for women to prepare them to work in SutiSana. When a woman joins SutiSana, she receives all benefits, including health insurance. She and her children are supported through community, and she is given opportunities to continually grow – learning to design bags, work with new materials, and even coach other women as they leave prostitution.

Additional information

Weight 225 g
Colour

Blue-Grey, Carnival, Rust-Tan, Titicaca

Country

Bolivia – South America

Freedom Business

Freedom Business

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