When 4 Walls volunteers visit El Sauce they make connections — friendships that are forged deep, cemented with hand-mixed mortar. The results of those friendships blossom in many ways. Students from the El Sauce English class travel to the U.S. and sit in on classes at SUNY Geneseo, coffee gets imported directly from the farmers in Ocotal, little scholarships are established to provide school supplies and uniforms so Nicaraguan kids can go to school. The list is long.
Recently, a connection was made between the talabarteria (leather workshop) in El Sauce and a high-end women’s boutique in Buffalo. The owners of the boutique have fallen in love with the hand-stitched purses and belts made by the talabarteria’s Tercero family. If you’re in Buffalo, stop in Turnstyle Designs and check them out.