Rainforestartisans

RAINFOREST ARTISANS Indigenous Handcrafted. Fair Trade.

St Louis, Missouri

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Announcement    Each item listed on this site is handcrafted by an indigenous artisan who lives in a remote village deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Through my 501c3 foundation, "Come to the Rainforest," I am working alongside various tribes to help them establish a small sustainable economy for their individual village by which they can independently provide for their basic needs such as food, clothing and medicines. Through your purchase, you are helping them achieve their goal. If you would like to meet the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian rainforest, please join me on one of my short-term trips. See www.ComeToTheRainforest.org for more information! They would love to have you COME TO THE RAINFOREST!

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Last updated on Mar 8, 2018

Each item listed on this site is handcrafted by an indigenous artisan who lives in a remote village deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Through my 501c3 foundation, "Come to the Rainforest," I am working alongside various tribes to help them establish a small sustainable economy for their individual village by which they can independently provide for their basic needs such as food, clothing and medicines. Through your purchase, you are helping them achieve their goal. If you would like to meet the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian rainforest, please join me on one of my short-term trips. See www.ComeToTheRainforest.org for more information! They would love to have you COME TO THE RAINFOREST!

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About Rainforestartisans

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KAREN'S STORY: Since 1982 Karen, the founder and director of Come to the Rainforest Foundation, has had a heart for the indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rainforest. While in Bible college Karen had a strong desire to serve the indigenous who live in the remote rainforest. But Karen’s life went in several different directions, all moving her farther and farther away from the dream of serving in the rainforest. The desire and dream was tucked carefully away in the secret place of her heart. Karen thought she would never serve in the rainforest. But God has such a love for His children that he knows their secret desires and dreams and is willing to make them come true...at just the right time.

Well you guessed it! In 2012, 30 years since her dream began, Karen found herself going on a medical mission to the Ecuadorian rainforest. Karen’s secret dream became a reality. As you can imagine, Karen went and it didn’t take her long to simply fall in love with the indigenous peoples. One trip was not enough; a hundred trips will never be enough! Karen has become what she terms a part-time missionary and as a result has founded the 501c3 foundation "Come to the Rainforest.".

THIS ETSY SHOP: One of the projects Karen works on is helping the indigenous people create small self-sustainable economies in order that the peoples can independently provide for some of their most basic needs such as food, clothing, and medicines. This Etsy shop is one of those small economies! All monies from your purchases go directly back to the artisan and their village to help support their economy.

WANT TO VISIT THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES? You do not have to be a Christian to work with Come to the Rainforest. Karen wants to connect caring people with unique opportunities to work along side the rainforest tribes. To fulfill that mission, she organizes and leads three differently focused short-term opportunities: for anyone who wants to support the rainforest peoples, there are cultural immersion trips and humanitarian initiatives; for those who are believers, there are faith-based missions. If you have a willing heart and a loving spirit, you are most welcome and Karen hopes that you will join her and COME TO THE RAINFOREST!

PLEASE NOTE: Come to the Rainforest vision’s is to see the indigenous peoples train, teach, support and minister to other indigenous peoples. We strive to use resources from within the country as much as possible. We do not wish to promote dependency or paternalism as a result of a hand out.

We actively seek to partner with foreign and local Non-Government Organizations (NGO) and churches of any denomination to help support our endeavors.

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  • Karen Duffy

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    Come to the Rainforest Foundation works in the remote indigenous villages of the Ecuadorian rainforest & is helping to establish a free trade economy for the tribes in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Your purchase helps them!

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