When I first arrived on Roatan, I heard that the Garifuna women on the East End of the island have no way to support themselves as their men are out to sea for months at a time.  50,000 beads, 5 thousand safety pins and 5 miles of industrial elastic were shipped in from all over the world. We then met with 37 Garifuna women for two days at Yubu, their cultural center in Punta Blanca and taught them how to make bracelets while caring for their children at home. Once the bracelet is completed and the artist’s name is put on the tag, we pay cash for each bracelet.  This pays for a large can of powdered baby formula and the mother has learned a craft.

 

 

 

 

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