These cute cotton animal toys, stuffed with acrylic and rice, actually relieve aches and pains. Place them in the microwave for approximately 1 minute, then snuggle with these tummy pets and watch your pain disappear.
Application of dry heat is a form of fomentation, which helps the body to increase local circulation and alleviate pain. This method of relieving pain is commonly practiced in Ayurveda and indigenous home remedies where the belief is that toxic residues are released through the skin, helping ease pain.
These tummy pets are made by women artisans from the UPAVIM cooperative on the outskirts of Guatemala City. UPAVIM, which stands for United for a Better Life, is an 80 member artisan enterprise helping women through social and economic empowerment. In addition to training women in creating various handmade textiles, UPAVIM has established a school, a pharmacy and a bakery within their cooperative.
Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.
UPAVIM Artisan Story
UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of
Amongst some of the achievements, In 2002 the cooperative was awarded the best Non-traditional Textile Exporter award by AGEXPRONT, a national trade organization, also UPAVIM’s Montessori school was recognized by the Guatemalan government.
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