Handmade, wrap around, genuine Nicaraguan leather bracelet.  Available in turquoise, black, cobalt blue, natural tan and pink

Handmade, wrap around, genuine Nicaraguan leather bracelet.  Available in turquoise, black, cobalt blue, natural tan and pink

Social Impact

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
  • create jobs
  • 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 vision is that UPNicaragua girls become conscious, educated and dynamic women with bright futures who are able and want to become protagonists of their own lives and their communities.

Our mission  is to educate, inspire and connect Nicaraguan girls to a strong community.

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. 

 

"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."