El Naturalista Expands Project Atauchi into Africa

Continuing the company’s humanitarian work and broadening its outreach
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El Naturalista, the Spanish based manufacturer of eco-friendly, fashionable footwear and accessories, is pleased to announce that the cornerstone of the company's charitable efforts, Project Atauchi, is expanding into Africa.This latest effort demonstrates the company's deep social conscience and unwavering commitment to social responsibility.

Project Atauchi's expansion into Africa begins in Arusha, located in the North of Tanzania. El Naturalista is collaborating with Amigos de Tanzania to build a library and finish the first stage of the Baobab Children's Home.

“Through the Atauchi Project Africa, El Naturalista is betting on education,” says Mª Paz Díaz de Rada of Atauchi Project. “We believe that education is the most efficient means for the men and women of Africa to make progress and to achieve a just and equalitarian society that promotes and defends fundamental rights.”

El Naturalista designates a share of the profits from every shoe sold to Project Atauchi. To date, El Naturalista has donated more than 150.000 Euros (approximately $ 218,000) to care for and educate children in Peru. The company's current project in Arequipa, Peru, is to build “The City of Hope”, a home for over one hundred disabled and abandoned children.

For more information on Project Atauchi visit: www.proyectoatauchi.com.
For more information about Amigos de Tanzania visit: www.amigosdetanzania.org

ABOUT EL NATURALSITA
Based in Pamplona, Spain, El Naturalista was born in 2002. The General Manager Pablo de la Peña had** a concept in mind while creating the company - he wanted to create a global shoe brand inspired by nature - comfortable and still fashionable. The final product that El Naturalista offers is young footwear, comfortable and in accordance with the values of nature as well as with its own brand values. El Naturalista is present in 45 countries all over the world with has stores in Helsinki, Santa Monica (California), and in Paris has opened a shop in the symbolic neighborhood of St. Germain des Prés.

Information about El Naturalista and its products can be found at www.elnaturalista.com El Naturalista is distributed in the U.S. by the Ralph Libonati Co. Phone: (800) 437-2526, Email: info@ libonatico.com

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