Pulseras for Sale


Hanna La Londe, Writer/Photographer

Spanish National Honor Society is currently working on their annual service project: selling bracelets. Pulseras, Spanish for bracelets, of all sorts have been seen around the halls of West. However, the meaning behind these bracelets speaks the international language of helping others.

The Pulsera Project began in 2009 when a group of friends traveled to Nicaragua. The travelers visited a children’s shelter and saw the kids weaving bracelets. Many children and young adults live in the streets of Nicaragua, abandoned by their parents and left in the path of drugs. Along with poor living conditions are poor working conditions. Many large corporations in the United States outsource to Central America and Asian countries so the companies hire more workers at a smaller cost. The Pulsera Project pays the young artisans for each bracelet they make. The bracelets are then sold at schools and colleges throughout the United States. Over 300,000 pulseras have been sold in the past six years.

In past years Spanish NHS has sold Yuda bands, a project that helps finance a child’s education in a third world country. Pulseras were chosen this year because of their wide variety of designs and eye-catching colors.

Pulseras can be purchased from Spanish NHS members, on the Bridge before school, and at home basketball games for $5 now through March 6.