The Pulsera Project buys hand-woven pulseras from Central American artists and then partners with student groups to sell them through U.S. schools. We provide sustainable fair trade employment and have dramatically expanded economic opportunities for hundreds of artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala since 2009. We also educate U.S. students about Latin American culture and the importance of Fair Trade practices.
With the money raised from pulsera sales we fund many programs that empower people through secondary education, university scholarships, housing programs, healthcare, workers' rights advocacy, gender equality, funding for environmental initiatives, and more. We partner with groups & non-profit organizations who share our belief that economic aid is just one part of a mutual exchange among people who share knowledge, ideas, and life experiences for the benefit of all.
Our projects are guided by a philosophy of empowerment. Rather than giving things to people, we empower people with the skills, opportunities, and education that allow them to provide for themselves and their communities.