Chica Nica

The Chica Nica Project came about as a way for women to use their fine sewing and embroidery skills and earn an income. The project has thrived for over 20 years and continues to grow due to the firm foundation set by Lynda Pracht.  Lynda traveled to Nicaragua in 1998 on a W/NP-sponsored Sewing Center Tour, and since that time, over 10,000 Chica Nica dresses have been carefully constructed and sold by these talented ladies. The excellent embroidery, design skills, and enthusiasm of the Nicaraguan women set these dresses apart from others.

Chica Nica Benefactors

Karla Nunez

“The Chica Nica project has been such a success because we have been taught to pay attention to detail when making doll dresses and we have learned how to improve the quality of each dress and design. This project has helped me grow as a person and as an entrepreneur, to have an income and pay for my son’s education. When dresses are bought, it helps me continue to make a living and support my family.”

Petronila Solis

“Ever since I became part of the Chica Nica project, it has been rewarding to my life. I have been able to help my family financially and improve our quality of life. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to serve as the coordinator for this project and help the women who are part of it. I’m also very grateful to all who support us by buying the dresses we make.”

Lea Gomez

“The Chica Nica project has been a blessing to my family. I have been able to improve my family’s quality of life because we are able to sell the dresses we make. Thank you to all who make this project possible.”

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