Pacas is a social enterprise that operates in Canada and works with communities in developing countries. Our alpaca products are made by women in the Peruvian Andes, allowing them the opportunity to gain income to support their families and build better lives.
Pacas believes that access to education is fundamental to empower children and youth to develop brighter futures for themselves and their countries.
Many families can not afford the basic school materials required for their children to pursue an education. Pacas improves access to education by providing a backpack with school supplies for each product sold.
In addition to that, we created sustainable development programs to help families in need to become more self-sufficient by organizing fundraising events to improve their living conditions by building houses.
Pacas was found in 2014 by Diana Marro Salazar. Diana grew up in Villa el Salvador, Lima, Peru; where she experienced first hand challenges, that face children and youth in developing countries. It is through these experiences she was inspired to help others and she is exciting to be able to do so through the sale of Peruvian products from her new home in Canada.
She launched Pacas in 2014 following a successful year in 2013 with her initial business endeavor Lucumas. Through the sales of ''Hope Bracelets'' Diana was able to provide 600 children with breakfasts every year.
We look forward to much success with Pacas and look to our valuable customers to share the products and the story to help accomplish our mission.