Carta a Mano nelle Ande Onlus

We are a charity of artisans and papermakers based in Chimbote, Peru, specializing in high quality and customized handmade paper items.

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Fine art papers

Real handmade paper for watercolors and other techniques that will enrich your artwork.

Letterpress paper

A recently launched specialty paper: thick handmade card for deep impressions and high contrast between the paper texture and the smoothness of the inked areas.

Custom watermarks

The luxury of watermarked paper for everyone: we craft custom watermarked paper based on your designs, no matter how intricate and ambitious, even in small quantities.

Wedding cards

How do you dream your 'I do' will be announced? With a traditional and solemn invitation? With a trendy and joyful one? Or with the emotion and uniqueness of handwriting? We have them all, plus we cooperate with artists to customize your invitations on a theme of your choice, so they can be truly 'Yours'.

Crafting the next generation of paper artisans!

We teach, share, reinvent and merge new techniques with older ones, to create modern quality products, foster high-level craftmanship and:


This is our first product! We train and employ people, mainly youth, from the poorer neighborhoods of Chimbote, where unemployment is widespread and poverty cuts the chance of a better future for too many a family.

Social benefits

After we have paid wages, raw materials and overhead, profits are distributed to St. Maria Auxiliadora Parish in Chimbote, for much-needed social projects which benefit the whole community in this harsh but lively, underdeveloped area.

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