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We are constantly looking for new markets both inside Bolivia and throughout the rest of the world. We are committed to paying a fair wage to our workers and thus our prices are not always the lowest. However, when you buy from us you can be assured that your purchase is helping to provide work, training and a fair wage for those involved in making your product. Along with the products featured on this site, we are also open to developing products to meet your specific needs, so don't hesitate to ask if we can provide a sample and a quote for a unique design that you may have in mind.

Viva Bolivia Online Store (Bolivia)
Some of our products will be available though the Viva Bolivia Online Store. Viva Bolivia stocks a small sampling of our products here in Bolivia and can ship them anywhere in the world - directly from Bolivia. If a product is available from the Viva Bolivia Online Store you will see a "buy now" button next to the product on our site (in the future).

Direct from FreeHands (for United Kingdom customers)
If you live in the United Kingdom you can buy any of the items on our site, including things made to your specific requirements by contacting info@freehandsbolivia.org with details of your order. Payment can be made by cheque in the United Kingdom. Goods will be dispatched from Bolivia either by direct post or from stocks held in the United Kingdom. Each order or query will be dealt with individually and you will be informed by e-mail as to how your order will be met and as to the cost of shipping.

It is a fundamental principle that the workers receive a fair wage for their efforts. Only a small amount from the sale of these goods is kept by the project to maintain and develop the work. Because shipping costs are high, we are selling the items with a minimum profit to make them affordable. Packages under 2 kilograms are easily dispatched from Bolivia, but can take up to 3 weeks to arrive (see below). Larger orders can be send by air freight or shipping container.

If you are interested in some of the products featured here, are interested in quantity or wholesale pricing or would like to develop unique artefacts that we can make for you, please contact Suzanne Windsor by email at info@freehandsbolivia.org, by post at FreeHands, Casilla 4941, Cochabamba, Bolivia, or by telephone at 00591 (4) 4244736.

How to Estimate Shipping Costs from Bolivia:

Weight in Grams

U.K. and Europe


1–20 grams



21–100 grams



101–250 grams



251–500 grams



501–1000 grams



1001–2000 grams



Parcels cannot exceed 2-Kilograms unless by special arrangement. If your order is more than 2-Kilograms, it will be sent in 2kg packages - when travelling by normal post. Often we can find other ways to transport your order in which case we will inform you. (i. e. We do hold stock of a number of items in both the U.K. and the U.S., so therefore only a local postage rate would apply).

Sending/shipping is one of the more difficult tasks we face here in Bolivia. Please bear with us as we try to work with those in authority to get you your quality Bolivian product in the fastest, most economical and safest manner possible.

For prices to other parts of the world, please ask by writing to info@freehandsbolivia.org and stating your country and your mailing address.

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