KarmaViva believes in empowering women artisans with life changing opportunities from the purchase of these handcrafted bracelets. The company also feels driven to give back in another important way. With about half or more of the Guatemalan population living below the poverty line, many rural and indigenous children are forced to drop out of school to help support their families, especially females. Some never get the basic opportunity to even receive a primary education, let alone a secondary education, due to the poverty level of many. To help with this enormous and pressing issue, we are dedicated to build our first school with Pencils of Promise (PoP). For every order purchased 10% of the sale price will be donated towards our fundraiser to build a school. We appreciate your support in both empowerment of women artisans and the future education of their children with your purchase! Please see below for a brief description of Pencils of Promise (PoP).

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in developing countries. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with education programs in Laos, Ghana, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Along with building schools they provide other programs which help support the communities such as Teacher Support, Water & Health Programs and Scholarships. They believe every child should have access to quality education. And we couldn’t agree more! To date PoP has provided 360+ school builds with over 33,000+ students served since 2009. Through your generosity and purchases KarmaViva will build a school in Guatemala with PoP.