Helping from afar: FIU’s International Business Honors Society expands its humanitarian work in India during COVID-19 pandemic | FIU News

The dinner was part of a new fundraising effort by FIU’s International Business Honors Society (IBHS) for Bandhwari, an under-resourced village on the outskirts of New Delhi. The village has grown familiar and dear to many IBHS students throughout the 6-year-old Bandhwari Women’s Project. While the pandemic has created difficulties for the women’s project, students and alumni have continued their work in support of the village, with a goal to raise $10,000 total.

David Wernick, a teaching professor of international business who serves as faculty advisor for IBHS, founded the women’s project in 2016. The project focuses on helping the women of the village gain financial independence through creating hand-crafted fashion accessories. IBHS students manage the production, logistics, marketing, sales, and distribution of the products, with many of the items sold on campus and via the IBHS website.

Keeping Bandhwari healthy, from a distance.

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