Alternative Income Projects

These products are made in communities historically dependent on poaching sea turtles as an income source. Your purchase of these products, made by indigenous peoples, helps the communities maintain income without relying on sea turtle harvesting. We are currently supporting 3 different projects:

These purses are crocheted by hand in Gandoca, Costa Rica. The messenger-size bags are made of around 80 individual plastic bags. The women in the village are paid for each purse that is created. The funds from the project benefit the village and their Leatherback conservation project. Who knew trash could look so beautiful!


Jewelry from Rancho Nuevo & La Pesca

These coconut charms are made by hand in Northern Mexico in the village of Rancho Nuevo. This project funds the Kemp's ridley conservation efforts in Mexico and helps the community to earn an income from an alternative resource.


Ceramics from Tepejuehes, Mexico

These ceramics are made by hand in Northern Mexico inthe village of Tepejuehes. This project funds the Kemp's ridley conservation efforts in Mexico and helps the community to earn an income from an alternative resource.