First Look Fair Find: The Pulsera Project

Courtesy: Knoxville Christian School

by KATHLYN CARNEY

A club that is on the rise and that was booming at the First Look Fair is The Pulsera Project.

The Pulsera Project was brought on campus by Alexandra Currell, a junior at the University of Maryland. She got the idea from her cousin who was doing The Pulsera Project at the College of Charleston.

The Pulsera Project is a non-profit that works with organizations in Nicaragua and other nations to provide an income for the less fortunate in these countries. Members hand-make bracelets and then the organizations mail them to schools to sell. Each bracelet has the name and face of the exact person who made it, so when a person buys the bracelet they can see who exactly made it for them. All of the profits from bracelet sales go back to the organizations to give the people who made them an income.

Having a club on campus that works with organizations to give less fortunate in struggling countries an income is remarkable and we should have more clubs like this on campus. The bracelets are beautiful and people are inclined to buy them not only because it is for a good cause, but because they are so cute.

As people stopped by The Pulsera Project’s table, they looked at the beautiful bracelets in awe and admiration. There are no two bracelets that are the same, so every person leaves with something that is one of a kind.

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People who stopped by the table would ask “who made these?” and were extremely impressed when members of the club told them that they were made by men and women in Nicaragua who are trying to make an income.

Members of the club informed me that the people who make these bracelets for a living don’t have many other options for an income because they live in such rural areas of their country. One of the only alternative jobs offered to these people are in sweatshops with awful working conditions.

The Pulsera Project sells these bracelets a few times a month outside of Stamp. If you see the table, please stop and buy a bracelet. They are not only fashionable, but they really do help people in need.

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