WHS Multicultural Club holding fundraiser for The Pulsera Project
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!