Honduras is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
My parents helped in founding an orphanage there named Faith home. So I have had a front row seat to the richness of Honduran culture and the strength of her people.
I’ve also seen the difficulty and struggles of a developing country. Things that we take for granted like livable wages and safe working environments are an every day struggle for the people of Honduras especially for the women of Honduras.
When my 23 year career as a jewelry consultant for a large company came to an end, the people of Honduras and specifically the women of Honduras (Faith home) were heavy on my heart and mind.
How could I use my experience as a jewelry consultant to help the women of Honduras find safe and dignified work with Livable wages? Many of these women I have known since childhood.
Alegria was born.
Alegria means joy in Spanish. We make beautiful handmade jewelry. Completely crafted by the women in Honduras.
We exist to create joy. Creating joy in dignified work, creating joy with beautiful handmade accessories, creating joy in a safe working environment and joy in a wage that can change the trajectory of our Faith Home adult women alumni.
Joy-Creators (that's YOU) are what we call our customers that shop with Alegria and share it with others. They are the heartbeat of Alegria - the reason we want to keep making beautiful, artisan crafted and high quality fashion jewelry.