MayorPotencial

Empowering Honduran Youth to reach their full potential

Ithaca, New York | 32 Sales

MayorPotencial

Empowering Honduran Youth to reach their full potential

Ithaca, New York 32 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement    Thank you to everyone who has purchased handcrafted Honduran items from MayorPotencial Etsy! Our goal is to raise funds to build a High School in El Rodeito, Honduras. So far we have raised ~$10,000 of the $15,000 needed to begin construction of the High School.

We are excited to add a new line of products to our shop: Charity Bracelets! These gorgeous bracelets are handmade by volunteers, have FREE domestic shipping, plus 100% of the proceeds go directly into the Mayor Potencial High School Campaign!!
One Bracelet=14 Cinderblocks

This summer you can find Mayor Potencial at the
*Dryden Agway Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1
*Freeville Farmers Market, Sundays 12-3
*Brooktondale Farmers Market, Tuesdays 4-7

Your purchase makes a direct impact on the lives of the school children in El Rodeito, Honduras!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has purchased handcrafted Honduran items from MayorPotencial Etsy! Our goal is to raise funds to build a High School in El Rodeito, Honduras. So far we have raised ~$10,000 of the $15,000 needed to begin construction of the High School.

We are excited to add a new line of products to our shop: Charity Bracelets! These gorgeous bracelets are handmade by volunteers, have FREE domestic shipping, plus 100% of the proceeds go directly into the Mayor Potencial High School Campaign!!
One Bracelet=14 Cinderblocks

This summer you can find Mayor Potencial at the
*Dryden Agway Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1
*Freeville Farmers Market, Sundays 12-3
*Brooktondale Farmers Market, Tuesdays 4-7

Your purchase makes a direct impact on the lives of the school children in El Rodeito, Honduras!

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What is the story behind Dinora's Lufa?

Loofah plants grow on family farms in the rural village of El Rodeito, in the southern mountains of Honduras. Mayor Potencial works to support this local agri-business, by empowering women as they earn money for their families.

One of the first families that Mayor Potencial is working with in El Rodeito, Honduras, is Dinora Reyes and her husband Don Santos Oyuela. They have three children ages 8, 13 and 15. Don Santos grows the loofah plants with help from his family, and Dinora sews and finishes the loofah products.

Mayor Potencial is partnering with Dinora and Don Santos to bring this family-produced product to the United States. Profits go towards building a high school for the children of El Rodeito.

During the summer of 2018, Nancy Bell, who founded Mayor Potencial, and Andrea Lamb of SoapMamaLamb, brought Dinora's Lufa and Andrea's handmade soap to several Ithaca-area Farmer's Markets. In addition, Dinora's Lufa can be found at Dedrick's Farm Market in Dryden, Home Green Home on the Commons in Ithaca, and Greenstar Cooperative Market in Ithaca. In July of 2018 Mayor Potencial opened a shop on Etsy...what an exciting opportunity!

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  • Mayor Potencial

    Owner

    My name is Nancy Bell. I founded the non-profit Mayor Potential, to improve education in my home town of El Rodeito, Honduras. We partner with local artisans to sell their one-of-a-kind items. All proceeds will help build a high school in El Rodeito.

Production partners

  • Andrea and Grace Lamb

    Dryden, NY

    Andrea Lamb creates hand-made hot process simple soaps in small batches. She volunteers her time to market and distribute loofah products with Mayor Potencial. Grace and Andrea Lamb make the handcrafted bracelets together.

  • Carlos

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Carlos lost his legs in an accident and taught himself woodwork to help provide for his family. He hopes to train other people with disabilities in Honduras.

  • Crystal Shawl

    King Ferry, NY

    crystal has her own store. Her grandmother taught her to crochet at a young age and she loves helping other non profits.

  • Dinora Reyes & Don Santos Oyuela

    Olancho, Honduras

    One of the first families that Mayor Potencial is working with in El Rodeito, Honduras, is Dinora Reyes and her husband Don Santos Oyuela. Don Santos grows and processes the loofah plants, with help from his family and Dinora sews some varieties of loofah.

  • Grandma Ruth Marier

    Charleroi, PA

    Grandma Ruth Marier recently lost her husband. She is turning her grief into something good by designing cards that will have a positive social impact. It is her wish to donate the profits from the sale of her cards towards building a high school for the children of El Rodeito, Honduras.

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