Religious Wood Wall Cross, "Bread of Life"
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A chalice, a tongue of fire, wheat, grapes and fish all symbolize the words of Jesus. By members of the God's Seed Cooperative, this delightful cross is crafted of pinewood and painted by hand. "We were inspired by the verse that says, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst… Whoever partakes of this bread will live forever… Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood will remain in me, and I in them.' This comes from John 6:35, 51 and 56. All the motifs refer to the Eucharist," the artisans confide.
More than 35 people in the cooperative are able to earn a dignified income for themselves and their families. The cooperative trains many people in the community and is a very important job provider.
Luisa's project is blossoming and, as it grows, she is able to give back to her community by creating more jobs and supporting more artisans.
Luisa's work has been featured in Avianca Inflight Magazine and various local magazines including Habitat, Contrapoder, and Domingo.
The God's Seed Cooperative has received El Salvador's National Award for the Best Craft Exporter twice since its inception.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Members of the cooperative use their income to support their children's educations.
The God's Seed Cooperative consists of many women who take care of young children.