lunes, 1 de octubre de 2012

Sewing Lessons

A local tailor, named Nikola, has begun giving sewing lessons in the school. This has been going on for a few months now. He has around 20 students, almost all of whom are women. Students pay 300 pesos (about $7.65 US) each month and receive lessons for a few hours at a time, four days a week. 

There are three women in the community we would love to be able to help receive these lessons, as they are not able to pay for themselves. These women are Flavi and Viergenie who were mentioned in this earlier post, and Adeline, who is the mother of the baby we served in this post. All three are single mothers who need this extra opportunity to learn a trade and perhaps use it to make their own clothes in the future, or to provide an income for their families. (By the way, as an update on Wendel, Flavi's son who has hydrocephalus, someone has donated towards his spinal tap and we just wait for an answer as to when the anasthesiologist is available to get that done. We have not, however, received any funds for his necessary surgery yet.)

If you are interested in supporting one or more of these women, you can donate one of the ways explained here and just write a note as to what the donation is for. We will be in contact to confirm that the donation is received and used for the intended purpose. 

Nikola is also the tailor who has been working on school uniforms. We have 10 students at the school sponsored so far, so that leaves at least 40 without sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a student for a $100 US annual fee, please also donate one of the ways outlined here, and e-mail 

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