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By Bolieve
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About


Discover Our Mission

Bolieve's mission goes beyond high-quality handmade products by incorporating social entrepreneurship. For each handmade backpack sold, Bolieve will provide a day of education to an average of 25 kids in Bolivia. By implementing the one for one model, it will tackle the top factors of poverty, lack of job opportunities and quality education.  

Bolivian artisan's craftsmanship and labor are impressive, however, they lack stability and exposure. We want to showcase their products to the world, and create a more stable environment for these talented artisans.

Bolieve is partenered with CETHA, a non-profit organization. They are one of the most reliable educational organizations in Bolivia, with over 25 years of experience with educating communities in need.  

Our Artisans  

   

Alicia and Agustin are just two of the hundreds of artisans willing to collaborate with our project. These artisans are talented and hardworking individuals, with a strong desire to overcome their poverty status. All they need is a higher demand. Bolieve needs your help to spread the word about their beautiful products. 

Backpacks are one of the many products these artisans can make. This is just the beginning! If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, Bolieve will add many new products with more social causes. As Bolieve grows, it hopes to make a bigger contribution.

Rewards

Handmade BOLIEVE Bracelet

The purpose of this reward is to create a connection between you and a child that you helped. One bracelet goes to you, and another goes to a child in Bolivia.

Handmade Light Brown Bolieve Purse/Bag 

A gorgeous design, with the perfect combination of leather and Bolivian handmade weave. It has the option to be used as a purse or a bag!

 Handmade Red Leather BOLIEVE Purse  

A gorgeous design that will make you stand out. It has the perfect combination of leather and genuine Bolivian handmade weave.

Kids Handmade Leather Backpack  

Each kids backpack will provide education to another kid in need. Develop a connection between your kids and kids from Bolivia.

Handmade Aguayo & Leather Backpack 

Handwoven Aguayo backpack trimmed in leather. Aguayo is a traditional handmade weave that is colorful with high resistant.

 

Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack 15"

Beautiful combination of high-quality black leather and handwoven Aguayo. Fits a 14" laptop.

 

Executive Handmade Leather Briefcase 

This briefcase is designed for students and professionals that want to look formal and stand out.

 

Full-Sized Handmade Bolieve Genuine Bovine Leather Backpack

Exclusive full-sized leather BOLIEVE backpack. Fits a 15.6" laptop

Family Pack #1 & #2

#1 Family Pack

Includes:

-One Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack 15"

-One Kids Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack 13"

#2 Family Pack

Includes:

-One Exclusive Full-Sized Handmade Genuine Bovine Leather Backpack 18"

-One Kids Handmade Genuine Bovine Leather Backpack 13"

We want you to be part of our journey!

Bolieve wants you to know how big of a positive impact your contribution is making. So, we will send you monthly updates about the kids and the labor growth for the artisans. In addition, there will be testimonials on the Bolieve website.

Building a connection between you and the people you are supporting is one of Bolieve’s main goals. Bolieve would love to organize visits to the artisan’s workshops and to visit the kids that you are helping. We will be waiting for you in Bolivia!

                                  

About the Founder  

   

Gabriel Ruiz was born in Tarija, Bolivia. While attending night school, he quickly noticed that most of his classmates were laborers who worked during the day to afford their basic needs. It was evident that these students lacked opportunity and financial support. Impressed with their ambitions and strong work ethic, he began looking for ways he could help.

In 2013, he accepted a scholarship to play division one tennis for Morehead State University, located in Kentucky. He received his undergraduate in Civil Engineering, but later found his passion for social entrepreneurship.

Impressed with the craftsmanship of the artisan's beautiful handmade bags, he decided to bring one back to the U.S. for a friend. It was then that he came up with the idea to sell backpacks, and donate a portion to help the artisans and students back in Bolivia.

Risks and challenges

Launching a new project comes with many risks, and we've been working very hard for the past year to minimize these risks. We have a great team of artisans, who have the supply material, and the logistics to import the products from Bolivia to anywhere around the world.

We're confident that we can deliver the products on or before the expected date.

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    You helped take Bolieve one step closer to reality. Your name will be added to our “contributors page,” and will receive promotions and updates.

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    Handmade BOLIEVE Bracelet

    Black & Yellow Handwoven Aguayo & Genuine Leather.

    One bracelet goes to you, and one bracelet goes to a kid in Bolivia. This reward represents the connection between you and the kids you are helping.

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    Handmade BOLIEVE Bracelet

    Orange & Green Handwoven Aguayo & Genuine Leather

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    Handmade Light Brown Purse/Bag

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    Handmade Red Leather Purse

    A beautiful handcrafted Bolieve purse, with a combination of red leather and genuine Bolivian Aguayo.

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    Kids Geniune Bovine Leather Backpack 13"

    Each kids backpack will provide education to another kid in need. Develop a connection between your kids and kids from Bolivia.

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    Kids Black & Brown Leather Backpack 13"

    Each kids backpack will provide education to another kid in need. Develop a connection between your kids and kids from Bolivia.

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    Handmade Aguayo & Leather Backpack 15"

    Handwoven Aguayo backpack, trimmed in leather. Fits a regular-sized 15” laptop.

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    Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack

    Handmade black and brown leather backpack, with a handwoven Aguayo design. Fits a regular-sized 14” laptop.

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    Executive Handmade Leather Briefcase

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    Full-Sized Handmade Leather Backpack 18"

    Exclusive full-sized genuine leather backpack. Fits a 15.6” laptop.

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    #1 Family Pack

    Exceptional combination for parents and Kids.

    Includes:
    - One Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack 15".
    - One Kids Handmade Black & Brown Leather Backpack 13".

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    #2 Family Pack

    Exceptional combination for parents and Kids.

    Includes:
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Funding period

- (30 days)