“Love is to recognize, is engaged, it is to be in Peace” Carlos Libreros
The Peace Handkerchief represents a gesture of reflection and change of a person to another, with the Worldwide and vice versa.
The Peace Handkerchief contributes a little grain of sand to The Peace of my country Colombia and the Worldwide.
The Peace Handkerchief breaks paradigms of how to express love, how to be in Peace.
The manufacture of The Peace Handkerchief (labor) will be done by men and women as internally displaced by the armed colombian conflict, by the violence.
Brief Description of Organization
Since last October, 2015, I decided to promote an idea of entrepreneurship with social sense, honoring the name of my son of 21 months age; Juan Diego. Juan Libreros is a entrepreneurship about clothing and accessories for men and women with social sense. The Peace Handkerchief is its first creation.
The Peace Handkerchief; represents a gesture of reflection and change of a person to another, with the worldwide and viceversa, contributes a little grain of sand to the Peace of my country and the worldwide, and breaks paradigms of how to express love, how to be in Peace.
¿What inspired me to start this organization?
I inspired me to want to create a tool to help overcome any conflict between people anywhere in the world. Especially the armed conflict of my country; Colombia.
According to a study by Colombia’s National Centre for Historical Memory, 220,000 people have died in the conflict between 1958 and 2013, most of them civilians (177,307 civilians and 40,787 fighters) and more than five million civilians were forced from their homes between 1985 – 2012, generating the world’s second largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 15% of the population in Colombia has been a direct victim of the war.
Throughout my life, I understood through own experiences, that when a person is recognized positively, it motivates to perpetuate your behavior which has been exalted. Moreover show this person your behavior inspires me to change.
¿What is the next big step I hope to help my organization?
My next big step is that the whole world knows about of the Peace Handkerchief, and so can obtain the necessary raising funds for the manufacture and delivery of The Peace Handkerchief.
I have a dream that one day the peace handkerchief is a tool that helps get Peace in Colombia and the Worldwide. I imagine children, youth and adults performing this act of love and peace within their families, schools, universities, companies, and specially between victims and perpetrators of armed conflict. I imagine performing this act between victims and victimizers (Civilians, Army, Guerrillas).