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Chica Nica Doll Project

Lynda Pracht traveled to Nicaragua in 1998 on a W/NP sponsored Learning Centers Mission. The excellent embroidery and design skills that she was witness to, along with the enthusiasm of the Nicaraguan women, their spirit, and their strong desire to become self-sufficient, inspired her to find a niche market in the doll dress trade.

Women from the Learning Centers are sewing beautiful dresses designed to fit 18" dolls. The dresses pass a rigid quality control review, and the Nicaraguan women are paid for their work before the dresses even leave Nicaragua. The purchase of these lovely dresses provides income to the home, often the only money coming into the household to support the family. The Chica Nica Doll Dresses program allows women to stay in their community, learn a skill, earn an income, and live with dignity.

Tour Dates

Volunteers are welcome to help at any of the events below where Chica Nica Doll Dresses are displayed and sold, currently we do not have anyone to the Altrusa Doll Show in Wausau (please contact WNP or Lynda Pracht if you can help). Also, if there is an event in your community and you would like to represent W/NP, please let know – wnp@uwsp.edu

22-April

Dolls, Teddy Bears Show

Vandais Heights, MN

12-May

Portage Co. Cultural Fest

Stevens Point

22-June

American Girl Class

New Richmond

21-July

Madison Children's Museum Warehouse Sale

Madison

4-August

Enchanted Doll Club

Eagle River, WI

17-September

State Home & Community Education Meeting

Madison

14-October

Altrusa Doll Show

Bella Vista, AR

18-October

Bella Vista Craft Fair

Wausau

3-November

Foreign Language Teachers Conference

Appleton

3-November

Fair Trade Fair

Excelsior, MN

16-November

Old Courthouse

Stillwater, MN

17-November

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

New Richmond

17-November

The World Jubilee

Colonial Church Edina

18-November

Tinsel Trail Craft Show

Stevens Point

 

Lynda at Courthouse

NIC Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photos are examples of dresses being on display in Nicaragua at the Muebles de Sol Market in Masaya, and also here in the North (Minnesota & Wisconsin)

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