When its seemingly easy to fall into the division around us, we choose to grow closer by celebrating Love for Mankind. This month, our organization is highlighting the ways our Savior shows His perfect love for mankind, sharing and celebrating love for others. Our vision for Bringing Eternal Worth to Light, and thus Bringing Love for Mankind to Light, reaches every corner of our ministry.
Lazarus Artisan Goods is the social enterprise branch of Mission Lazarus, including our vocational schools and coffee farm where Leather Goods, Textile Goods, and San Lazaro Coffee are developed. Love is abundant in these places, from the materials we source, to the names we use for a product. It all matters to God, so it matters us.
Our Love for Mankind Collection reflects that, a curated list of our handmade goods that embody unity, love for others, and thanksgiving for those that love us.
The Juntos Blend, launched in late 2017, was intended as a short holiday specialty blend, but was so well received, it’s back by popular demand! Juntos is the Spanish word for “together”; this blend brings together varieties from two Fair Trade farms, Hambela Estate in Ethiopia and our Finca San Lazaro in Honduras. The result is a bright and bold blend, a new thing San Lazaro had not done before, now done in love.
Our Walk in Freedom collection, the Cuff and Wrap styles, is born out of love for unity as two social good companies collaborated. Branded Collective and Lazarus Artisan Goods designed these gold and leather jewelry, statement pieces to bring awareness to their initiatives of job training for women rescued from human trafficking and global economic empowerment.
Love for Others.
Our Metal Art Décor signs are reminders of simple truths: Love, Jesus, Peace, Hope, Joy and Family. Each different in its patina, these make great gifts for loved ones who need to see the truth to believe it.
Last year, we honored a young girl in our community whom cancer took from us, Etil, by naming a new design after her. The love for her in the community is inspiring and we wanted that inspiration to reach you, and each person who carries the Etil Crossbody Bag.
The Coffee Kit and Leather Bible NIV are kind gifts that multiply. Give a bag of coffee, reach a family and their circle of coffee drinkers. Give a bible, let God’s truth sink deep into someone’s heart.
Thanksgiving for those that love us.
The Noemy Tote is our most popular style made at the women’s sewing school in Honduras. We named this bag in thanksgiving for Noemy Madrid de Andrade, the female instructor, mentor, and mother to the young ladies in our program. Her investment goes beyond the classroom, transforming lives on the mountain for generations to come.
The Caridad Clutch belongs to our Waxed Canvas Collection. We named this clutch in thanksgiving for Caridad, the mother of our coffee plantation manager Norma. Caridad hosts others with excellence, turning strangers into family. The truth of her spirit is embodied in her name; Caridad means “charity”, “fondness”, and “love”.
The Yanori Wristlet is one of our newest products from Haiti. We named this wristlet in thanksgiving for Yanori, the wife of our leather school instructor Ernesto. Over the past few years, Ernesto has made multiple 6-week-long trips to Haiti to serve on mission, leading our vocational school in Haiti. Yanori’s sacrifice to serve and lead her family while supporting her husband’s work is so appreciated by us, we honor her in the naming of this wristlet.
Love is all around, but it's up to us to see it, to choose it, to share it.
Join us in Bringing Love for Mankind to Light by shopping our Love for Mankind Collection this February, by sharing our story across social media, and sharing how God’s #loveformankind has changed your life!