Talking Prints is a social enterprise based in Suriname, South America, founded in 2015 by Zoe Mezas and Pekula Starke.
It’s their mission to create sustainable jobs for indigenous communities in the interior of Suriname, without the interference of their cultural and authentic lifestyle. These communities live in the rural area of Suriname and they live far apart from the cities.
It's challenging to get a structural income because there are less job and education opportunities in the interior. In comparison to the cities in Suriname, the rural areas are also less developed.Therefore, Talking Prints creates employment projects for the communities by making trendy items and incorporating their traditional craftsmanship at the same. This way the community earns a fair income and gains a more financially independent life.