PAGE is helping move Uruguay closer to a greener and more prosperous economy. The project is creating better methods and training more brickmakers.
Pablo Montes, the national coordinator of PAGE Uruguay, found that the artisanal brick industry is far behind technologically. He explains that there are significant obstacles to artisans moving to newer techniques. Obstacles such as fewer job opportunities, the requirement of certification that most artisans do not have, whether for the expense or because many have not finished primary school and can barely read or write.
That is why PAGE is looking to support the artisanal industry, helping workers to enjoy greater rights and higher incomes, and cutting pollution during the production process.