economic empowerment | education | community
We design handcrafted goods with a group of Nicaraguan artisans. This allows us to create a cycle of goodness together:
we build strong community
generate profits to invest in education programs and scholarships for young Nicaraguan girls.
Our ultimate goal is to empower women and girls and contribute to the prevention of the cycle of exploitation in our city.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and connect Nicaraguan girls to a strong community.
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All education opportunities are generated through the sales of our handmade products. 100% of profits are invested in supplementary school programs and scholarships.
We design accessories with the power to change lives. Every bracelet and pouch you purchase and wear has the mission to empower girls with education opportunities.
"We believe in empowering girls, when they live to their full potential, it’s not just their lives that change — families and communities are transformed as well."
The founder, UPNicaragua was started by Nicaraguan entrepreneur Xiomara Diaz, this program was launched thanks to the support of a remarkable local team, mentors and peers from the Vital Voices VVLEAD fellowship.