The MasterCard Foundation Scholar Sindy Ramos (’16, Guatemala), applied to be a vendor for internet sales platform Amazon.com in their handmade category. Her project was approved, and now her products made from banana plant stems will be available worldwide.
When Sindy saw the TV report announcing the possibility of applying for the contest, she immediately completed the forms. Two weeks later she received the acceptance.
“First I had to create a profile. Then I just had to create prices, upload photos, and write descriptions of the products. I estimate that next year I will be able to start selling,” said Sindy.
Kalöm Handicrafts (Kalöm means Banana in the indigenous language of Bribri) was created when Sindy took on the challenge of designing a project for the EARTH Sustainability Award, in which the winners receive seed capital to implement their ideas. You can read the full story here.
Items for sale will include hats, wallets, handbags, pen holders, change purses, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and others that are made by the women community members who work for the business.
Handmade by Amazon.com is a platform that features jewelry, home products, special event decor (such as weddings, birthdays, and more), clothing, and other accessories created by artisans. Find out more about this platform here.