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The Pulsera Project: Helping Communities Across the Globe

Mahnoor Sultan, Journalist

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The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 1,900 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or “pulseras” in Spanish. Lake Oconee has been selling them and has made more than $1,000.00 in sales.

This contribution to Central America has helped more than 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Pulsera artists earn high-paying fair trade wages for their artwork, and proceeds from pulsera sales then return to support the artists and Central American communities through scholarships, housing programs, healthcare and other empowerment initiatives.

Tori Ellison, who has taken initiative in the Pulsera Project, believes that this project is amazing and it’s a great opportunity for students at LOA to be informed about the problems that Central American citizens face. Tori says,”The Pulsera Project helps break boundaries and helps us see a new perspective on how people need help. This not only helps them but it benefits us as well.” Her advice is that if you ever see an opportunity, take it. Pulseras are available until October 3rd.

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The Pulsera Project: Helping Communities Across the Globe