Latin American bracelets being sold to benefit social impact programs in Nicaragua and Guatemala
Over the next two weeks the Multicultural Club will be partnering with The Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire, and educate people in Central America and the U.S.
The Pulsera Project provides sustainable, well-paying work opportunities for nearly 200 artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala, most of whom make colorful hand-woven bracelets, or “pulseras” in Spanish. The project then creates a market for their artwork by partnering with schools across the U.S.
Pulseras will be sold for $5 here in our school, and the proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:
* Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists
* Legal and medical aid for those impacted by the crisis in Nicaragua
* Secondary education programs
* University scholarships for artisans and their families
* Healthcare for artisans and their families
* A housing program for artisans and their families
* Environmental initiatives
* Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries
Pulseras will be sold until Friday, October 18. We hope this will be a highlight of the school year as students engage with the beauty of Latin American culture, while lending support to these skilled artisans and their communities! Thank you for your support!
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