In the fall of 2008 while wandering the
in Antigua, Guatemala, an idea came from a couple of ladies in the group. It was simple. Take back some bracelets, sell them for a profit, and sponsor another student. Before leaving the country, they had come up with a name for the bracelets—Yuda Bands, derived from aYUDA, the Spanish word for help.
Back in the States, the Whiting’s high-school-age daughter Alyssa picked up a bracelet and said, “These would sell really well at my school.”
She was right.