Pulsera Project continues to give back

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Photo courtesy of Grace Hertlein

The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that began in 2009. Their goal is to provide resources to educate and empower Nicaraguan and Guatemalan youth. The organization has raised over $1,500,000 with the help of volunteers across the United States.

Atiya Dosani

For the second year, the Contemporary Hispanic Studies (CHS) classes are bringing the Pulsera Project back.

 

The pulseras are handmade bracelets crafted by women and children in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Each are sold for five dollars and the proceeds return to the countries to provide basic needs along with education initiatives to the people.

 

Handmade purses will also be sold for ten dollars and t-shirts will be sold for 15 dollars.

 

“We got the shipment of bracelets this week and are really excited to start selling them,” senior Megan Jiang said.

 

The sales will take place from April 28 through May 1 at lunch. Students from Ms. Meredith Blackmore’s Spanish classes will have tables set up in the Commons.

 

“Buying a bracelet or purse is such an easy way to help those who don’t have as much as we do. Five dollars can go a long way,” said Jiang.

 

For more information on the Pulsera Project, click here.