The idea for Project Good Hands came when Cuipo founders Tom Murray and Gus Hurst visited Ubkisukun during a trip to Panama. Tom and Gus quickly learned of the Kuna’s artistic ability and came up with a way in which Cuipo and the Kuna could mutually help one another.
Cuipo asked the Kuna to create an assortment of handmade goods using artful techniques specific to ancient Kuna culture. Through this partnership, the Kuna of Ubkisukun are able to provide income for their families by making handmade beaded brace-lets. The bracelets can be purchased on our site, and every bracelet sold not only saves one square meter of rainforest, but also directly benefits the Kuna.