Monday, February 25, 2008

Jewerly in Making

So something has actually come together - a successful organized learning opportunity! We held two jewelry workshops this week for a total of 21 women. They came from 8 different village banks, and the facilitator herself is a president of one of the banks. In one afternoon all the women that came for the workshop walked away with a complete set of jewelry: necklace, earrings, and bracelet. They were so proud and asking for more. Next month I think we will be putting on more workshops - learning a different model and style of course. Some of the women came with their daughters and babies, and the daughters proved to be a great help for some. I was most happy when one of the women said, "I want to make more so I can sell jewelry in my tienda (store) and have more income." That was kind-of the idea, but more-so giving the women an opportunity to learn a new skill, and those that will use it for their business - more power to you, sister!

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