REPAR ART PROJECT, PRISON OF IQUITOS - INKANAT
Take a souvenir from the Amazon. Inkanat works in diverse psychological and bio-cmmercial projects in the Peruvian jungle and highlands.
One of these projects is related to the development of keychains with Aguaje seeds by prisoners of the Prison of Iquitos.
Aguaje is one of the most prized fruits of the Amazons due to their nutritional and cosmetic properties. Apart from this, the seeds are used routinely for making necklaces, earrings and other ornaments typical of local crafts. They are carved giving original shapes and painting them bright colours.
Now you can get an original and detailed Aguaje keychain with typical forms of jungle animals, painted with such bright colours as the Amazonian’s landscape..
Repar Art Project. The INKANAT Bioproyecto of the Criminal Iquitos
Products are manufactured and marketed within the project of cooperation between Inkanat and the Male Prison of Iquitos, Loreto (jungle of Peru).
In this prison, aside from this keychain workshop, various occupational workshops, like making crafts based on recycled newspaper, are taught. Joel makes motorcars with this technique, which are one of the most common forms of transportation in the jungle. To read more about this and other projects, visit our website inkanat.org for development with communities and social projects.
ORLANDO, THE STORY OF HIS CHANGE
Repar Art is a project developed by Inkanat in the Prison of Iquitos with the BEtrade work model. Each carved keychain is a restorative act that promotes the process of changing the inmates and favours their reintegration into society.
The marketing carried out by our organization Inkanat makes these keychains follow the principles of bio-trade and the principles of the Betrade work model, principles that enhance the ability to work and repair of these craftsmen.
In this video testimony, Orlando explains what his crafts mean to him, how they have helped him professionalize and feel that he is able to do something productive, beautiful and valued by others. Realizing this and that these keychains are his current and future financial support in society, he asks us to continue supporting its dissemination and marketing. The last part of his told story is a space dedicated to his mother, his family, his wife and his children with a clear message: I love you.
Today Orlando is the teacher who trains other artisans in the prison and in each training the development, repair and hope for a different future is transferred.