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Technique: Braided Bracelets

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THE TECHNIQUE : BRAIDED BRACELETS


 

Wakami, founded in 2006, enables talented artisans in Guatemala to bring their beautiful products to a global market. Each woven bracelet is handcrafted by women artisans living in rural communities.

 

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Wakami fosters economic initiatives in rural communities in Guatemala through fair trade. The organization serves as a bridge, connecting artisans in impoverished, remote areas with marketplaces. Ninety percent of the 550 artisans are women who are able to work from home while caring for their families. Wakami also provides a support network, meeting nutritional needs with organic gardens, home needs with solar energy and water filters, and income needs with business training programs.

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THE HISTORY



 

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Wakami fosters economic initiatives in rural communities in Guatemala through fair trade with the mission to create income-generating opportunities that transform lives. The organization serves as a bridge, connecting artisans in impoverished, remote areas with larger marketplaces. Ninety percent of the 550 artisans are women who are able to work from home while caring for their families. Wakami seeks to provide a support network and makes available organic gardens, solar energy supplies and water filters, as well as business training programs for their artisan partners.

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