LasAguasVerdes

Las Aguas Verdes -Handmade with love in Honduras

391 Sales

LasAguasVerdes

Las Aguas Verdes -Handmade with love in Honduras

391 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Bienvenido / Welcome to Las Aguas Verdes!
Each item is handmade with love in Honduras.

•••• • • •<THE RUTH COLLECTION>• • • ••••

Meaning of Ruth > Companion. Friend. Vision of Beauty.

Our first 2017-2018 Collection! We've decided to focus on the Biblical character of Ruth and name each piece of jewelry a quality that reflects her life & testimony. We hope this special collection will encourage and empower you to be like Ruth. Please take the time to read through each item's description as each will weave into one another to tell Ruth's story.

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We redeem materials (paper, old clothing, wood, fabric scraps, etc) destined to the trash and make paper bead jewelry, jean purses & bags, t-shirt scarves, painted wood signs, and more. Every item sold goes directly back to the trade school and support the artisans. Your purchases makes a direct impact and helps them to rise above their poverty, make changes in their lives so they can thrive instead of survive.

Las Aguas Verdes or "the green waters", derives its name from the town of Ojojona, Honduras, the location of Rancho Oasis for Youth's (RO4Y) artisan crafts trade school where "living water" is provided to the students who learn life skills and spiritual discernment.

Providentially, RO4Y rests on the Payaguagre Mountain which contains a water aquifer that literally sustains the community.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 29, 2018

Bienvenido / Welcome to Las Aguas Verdes!
Each item is handmade with love in Honduras.

•••• • • •<THE RUTH COLLECTION>• • • ••••

Meaning of Ruth > Companion. Friend. Vision of Beauty.

Our first 2017-2018 Collection! We've decided to focus on the Biblical character of Ruth and name each piece of jewelry a quality that reflects her life & testimony. We hope this special collection will encourage and empower you to be like Ruth. Please take the time to read through each item's description as each will weave into one another to tell Ruth's story.

•• • • • ••

We redeem materials (paper, old clothing, wood, fabric scraps, etc) destined to the trash and make paper bead jewelry, jean purses & bags, t-shirt scarves, painted wood signs, and more. Every item sold goes directly back to the trade school and support the artisans. Your purchases makes a direct impact and helps them to rise above their poverty, make changes in their lives so they can thrive instead of survive.

Las Aguas Verdes or "the green waters", derives its name from the town of Ojojona, Honduras, the location of Rancho Oasis for Youth's (RO4Y) artisan crafts trade school where "living water" is provided to the students who learn life skills and spiritual discernment.

Providentially, RO4Y rests on the Payaguagre Mountain which contains a water aquifer that literally sustains the community.

Rancho Oasis for Youth

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Rancho Oasis for Youth

Updates

BLUE CHRISTMAS christmas_tree Know someone who's a Elvis Presley fan? Or are you a fan yourself? The copper wire frame is decorated with a gorgeous mixture of white paper beads {her} and blue glass beads {Elvis}... there's 3 on the shop! man_dancingchristmas_treeheart
Through this weekend only! Buy 2 trees and get FREE SHIPPING! This is a perfect opportunity to purchase a tree for yourself and a tree for a special someone. Your purchases blesses REAL people who handcrafted each ornament with trained skill & LOVE heartchristmas_tree
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About

The Green Waters

Las Aguas Verdes or “the green waters” is the on-line store for the students of Ranch Oasis for Youth’s trade school - Taller CDP (Conocimiento, Desarollo y Prosperidad).

Nestled in the mountains of Honduras, the ministry of Rancho Oasis for Youth (RO4Y) has sought a holistic approach to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with their community: touching not only the spiritual, but also mind and body, since February of 2010.

Taller CDP or “Workshop of Knowledge, Growth and Prosperity” was an answer to prayer for the directors of RO4Y.

“At that point of our ministry’s journey, we were focused on students in the elementary school range,” says RO4Y’s director, Jonathan Beard. “We were seeing youth graduate sixth-grade and then do nothing. Many had no desire to continue their education and those who did were limited by their resources. We began to ask God how to minister to these graduates and to the older youth. Taller CDP was His answer!”

Taller CDP’s focus became young people from the ages of 13 – 25. Six students enrolled the first year. Enrollment nearly tripled in size its second year with seventeen students! We have both young men and women, some of whom are single-mothers.

The school focuses on teaching the students skills in creating and selling artisan crafts that have a “redemptive” theme.

“For the most part, we use materials that have no purpose or are ready to be disposed of,” says the school’s director, Marillyn Beard. “We take those discarded magazines, pairs of jeans or t-shirts and make art! The student’s work is symbolic to the “spiritual change” that is happening in their lives. Not only are they learning skills, such as perseverance and a strong work ethic, but they are realizing hope and wholeness in God’s plan for their lives.”

Our store’s name, Las Aguas Verdes, originates from the meaning of the name of our small town, Ojojona. With its foundation dating back to the original Spanish conquistadors, Ojojona means “the place of the green water.”

This metaphor is applied at the Ranch in their approach to ministry, which includes Taller CDP, by offering the community the “living water” found in the sacred scriptures, hoping that its students will discover “life and life more abundantly.” Even beyond the metaphor, Rancho Oasis for Youth’s property sits on a water aquifer that supplies the town with its water supply. Nothing is coincidence!

We know you will enjoy the student’s work and be blessed to learn that 100% of the proceeds return to Taller CDP and the artists. Each student earns a minimum of 60% of the sale and the balance is used for supplies and expenses for the school! Therefore, sustaining the school and honoring the students with new/fair financial resources!

Blessings / Bendiciones

Shop members

  • Marillyn

    Director, Designer, Photographer

  • Angela

    Customer Service, Shipper

  • Darlin

    Creator

  • Dunia

    Creator

  • Fidelia

    Creator

  • Karèn

    Creator

  • Keyla

    Creator

  • Yahaira

    Creator

  • Henry

    Creator

  • Tatiana

    Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on September 7, 2015
Welcome to the Las Aguas Verdes Etsy Shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We hope that you are pleased with your purchase, but in the event that you are not, please contact us immediately. Exchanges will be granted for items returned to us within 12 days of the original ship date. Buyer is responsible for careful packing and return shipping of the item.
Shipping
All items are shipped within 3 business days via USPS. If you need your item quicker, please contact us - we would be happy to help make that happen. Each item is carefully packaged and after it has been mailed off a confirmation email will be sent to you with package tracking information as well as estimated day of delivery.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We are happy to accomodate international orders. Please contact us first so that we may provide you a shipping quote. Allow up to 4-5 business days before your item is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Interested in wholesale pricing? Send us a conversation or email to request more information. Email: aguasverdes.hn [at] gmail.com