Almond paste Holy Family from Ecuador measuring approximately 2-1/2" tall. Small artisan groups face a daunting challenge. They have amazing skills, the desire to sell their products for a fair wage, but they have no resources to be able to do so. They don't have internet for access, knowledge of overseas contacts, or experience in shipping product throughout the world. Their only hope is an organization willing to coordinate their products with those of other groups. This is one of those groups. Through their help, the artisans are paid a fair wage and have access to outside markets they only dreamed of. Please be aware that since each seed pod is unique, measurements are approximate.