BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - Baldwyn High School students recently checked out some colorful, handmade bracelets for sale by students in the school's Spanish classes.
It's a fund raising project.
The project is not for students here, but rather for families in another country.
Baldwyn High Spanish teacher Amy Blake said, "It's called the Plusera Project. I was looking for something for the Spanish Club to do. I came across it online. It's a non-profit organization that sells pluseras which is a Spanish word for bracelets. It helps empower and educate Nicaraguans."
The bracelets are made by Nicaraguans and are then shipped to the United States.
The students sell the bracelets to others in their school and community for five dollars a piece.
All the money raised goes back to help people in this third world country.
Blake said, "They have factories there and not many other alternatives for work. By this art form of making the bracelets families can work from home. They don't have to work in factories and children don't have to go to shelters or roam the streets."
Students who've bought the bracelets say they like the way they look and also the fact their dollars are helping others.
Student Amberlee Smith said, "They're really cute and colorful. They don't cost that much and you're helping people out."
This effort is also a way for the students in Spanish class to learn about the culture and the needs of this country they've been studying.
Student Haden Hathcock said, "We learned it was third world and they don't have many job opportunities. Education is not that good. It feels good to help them any way we can."
Each bracelet comes with a picture and information about the young person or adult who made it.