See how Enactus Students in Puerto Rico Turn T-Shirts into Income for Girls in Need

Oct 28, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Campaign: See Opportunity
Shabby or chic, what do you see?

Shabby or chic, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Puerto Rico saw a way to improve the lives of impoverished girls and their families. The team taught girls in their community to make beautiful jewelry from old t-shirts and sell it to help support their families. The project empowered 31 parents to become entrepreneurs and resulted in $6,500 in supplemental income for the girls and their families. Not only did they have a great economic impact, but they also recycled more than 650 shirts.

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About Enactus
Enactus is an international organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for university students to collaborate with business and academic leaders in the development of entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The quality and impact of the students’ projects are evaluated by leading executives through a series of regional, national and global competitions. The Enactus experience not only transforms the lives of the people we serve, it also transforms the lives of the students as they develop into entrepreneurially-minded, socially-responsible leaders.

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