Peru Paper hires women who might otherwise be unable to earn a livable wage. The company began operations with four employees. Today, Peru Paper employs 16 Peruvian women who have discovered new talents ranging from paper-making to card design to business management. The women handle every phase of production, from making the paper to creating the designs to packaging the finished cards. The final products are shipped to Greene in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene then sells the cards to retail shops and directly to consumers through the company’s website.
The business is run from the women’s homes, allowing them to care for their children and work around their families’ schedules. Work is assigned and coordinated through Danny Hernandez, Greene’s manager in Trujillo. Hernandez’s husband is a local pastor; many of the women are recruited through the church.
“Our idea is to give the women jobs and help them financially, but also to get them involved in the church and evangelize them,” Greene translates as Hernandez explains.
“We have ups and downs like any business, but I can see the Lord working in their lives. The greatest reward for me is being involved in these women’s spiritual lives.”
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