At PagaBags, we work with 28 women waste collectors who sort out the plastic bags we use to create our cloth made of cotton and recycled plastic. These women are involved in a small revenue generating activity: they make beautiful traditional bangles out of eucalyptus leaves and plastic strands. We call them the Smile Bracelets.
In July 2016, we launched a campaign called “Smile For Women” to finance a healthcare program. Each purchase of the Smile Bracelets provided a woman with healthcare coverage for one year.
The bracelets are now part of the PagaBags jewelry collection and the sales provide healthcare coverage for everyone working at PagaBags.
Buy a Smile Bracelet and be part of a creative fashion statement that tells a story of Positive Change in the livelihood of women.