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Chureca Chic combines my love for art and my passion for humanity. I believe that every woman is capable of multiplying an opportunity and, that social entrepreneurship can provide a solution for the future to gender gaps, in poverty and in education. Our pieces tell stories of empowered women and Chureca Chic reflects the bigger picture I want to see become a reality for the communities we work with: a scenario that has equal opportunities for men, women and children. My vision is not only to effect change on a community level, but to spark a more human relationship between consumers and the producer. To break down barriers with art; creating high-end, unique products for consumers with a transparent production chain and ensuring social impact at it's heart. Nothing exists in isolation. We start solving problems when we make conscious decisions starting in our every day actions.

"We start solving problems when we make conscious decisions starting in our every day actions."

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Andrea Samantha Paltzer founded Chureca Chic in 2013 to catalyze social change in La Chureca, Central America's largest landfill and create a solution to the cycles of poverty and violence faced by women in Nicaragua.