Passport Leather Wallet
$ 55.00 $ 58.00
Simple, stylish, and elegant, holds all your essentials. Quality craftsmanship with six credit card slots and one currency compartment.
At Lazarus Artisan Goods, they often say that "People matter, and so do their stories." Their story is an anthology of artisans' stories, which chronicle the courage and determination required to invest in oneself. In rural Honduras, often young men and women are pulled out of school prior to completing their six-grade education in order to find a way to bring home some money to offset their family's expenses.
It can be difficult to imagine a family discouraging or forbidding their son or daughter from seeking secondary education until you appreciate that the tradeoff is an immediate financial hit to the entire family because that member will no longer contribute to the family's income.
All of the artisans begin as students in a three-year vocational program. The apprenticeship grants a stipend to each student to disarm the legitimate financial tension that having a student in the family creates in many rural households.
Most artisans come from farming families. Coming into the program, they all understand how to sow a seed and how to reap a harvest. But they learn to apply the idea to themselves. By graduation, they understand that the reward for investing in yourself is a lifetime of dignity and purpose.
- 100% genuine leather
- Contains two pockets for credit cards and one slot for a passport
- Measures 5.5“H x 4“W
- Handcrafted in Honduras and Haiti