A living and practicing Arhuaco culture with growth opportunities that do not require abandonment of the traditional lifestyle.
Nearly all Mama Mochila artisans live as homesteaders, growing their own food in remote mountains and caring for large families.
Our model emphasizes gender and generational inclusion, use of low impact materials, fine technique and artistic creativity.
Mama Mochila strengthens Arhuaco families, culture and tradition through the ethical sale of handmade, nature conscious Arhuaco craft.
With your support, Indigenous Arhuaco artisans access the global market, develop new products and preserve their craft heritage.
Founder and owner of Serankwa, organic coffee and cacao, Cecilia has been our community liaison for nearly a decade.
Product developer and custom order guru, Yolima blends innovation and fine traditional technique.
Alex Torres Gaitan
Alex created this website and is behind our branding, video editing and overall project support.
As an anthropology student, Tatiana kindly donates her time as a tri-lingual translator and project assistant.
In 2016, Anna formed Mama Mochila as a way to respond to the economic and social injustice experienced by Arhuaco families that once shared their homes with her in 2010.
Where would we be without Wendy? Wendy rallies the world about Mama Mochila artisans and their talent! She is our soundboard and cheerleader.