Nine years ago I met a man named Alejandro on my first mission trip to the Dominican Republic. After spending a week working in the Bateyes, I decided to purchase a pendant from Alejandro. He was a passionate man who had worked in the nonprofit industry for over 20 years. He had a small shack in the back garden of his mother's house where he cut, polished and mounted beautiful Larimar jewelry. His jewelry was a side hobby, but his passion, and my small purchase was not only a personal keep sake, but the very beginning of our jewelry at Batey Girls.

Katie Godkin Morales
Founder of BRP & Batey Girls

Alejandro Arias

Amado Feliz Pena

Jonathan Guzman