GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Women's Bean Project was started in 1989 by a woman named Jossy Eryre. She created the project to encourage women who are down and out to work with beans to make jewelry, cookies, and bean soup mixes.
The Women's Bean Project allows students to sell their products and that student's school will make 35% profit. The rest of the money goes to the women who work for the project.
Two Palisade High School students are promoting the Women's Bean Project by selling it in support of their school.
Amy Gekas and German Duarte said they signed on to help because they believe it will offer a hand to the women who might be struggling in Grand Junction.
Gekas and Duarte are hoping local elementary school children will get involved. They will be traveling to elementary schools in School District 51 to promote their ideas.
To help Palisade High School benefit from sales, log on to www.womensbeanproject.com. Once you buy a product, enter code PAL 10 to give that money to Palisade High School.
Palisade High School plans to use the proceeds for graduation events.