We have created 3 scholarships for female solar engineers!
As most of you will know, we donate 50% of our profits to charities linked to the raw materials we rescue. With our leather system, we were determined to support renewable energy causes and we are now able to announce that our charity partner for our rescued leather project is Barefoot College.
Here is Barefoot College, in a nutshell:
This is the start of a beautiful partnership and we hope to share more and more of our Barefoot story over the coming years. For now, lets go back to the beginning...
Barefoot's founder, Bunker Roy is a social enterprise legend and Kresse has always been a fan. In 2018, at the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards Kresse met with Barefoot's Director, Meagan Fallone. You could credit this meeting to luck, but really you should credit it to Cartier's incredible effort to build a community of impact entrepreneurs.
It takes a year to go from a first meeting to a first donation and that moment is now. Initially we predicted that Elvis & Kresse would be able to create one scholarship. But thanks to our incredible customers and supporters, thanks to you, we have been able to create three!
Meet María, Silvana and Angelica, these amazing women from Guatemala are currently in India becoming solar engineers.