of Christmas Blue, Red, Green, and Gold
There were also secondary drawings. These had been mailed or given out.
September 26, 2010
Our mission, through our classes, is to improve the lives of those women who can
benefit the most from learning a sustainable way to provide a better
life for their family. In many
cases, it is the woman who provides a steady, reliable income for their
family, and often these very same
not have the skills to do this.
We offer a basic class in which we teach the basic use of a sewing
machine as well as basic sewing techniques, including those techniques
that will be used in future, more advanced
quilting and sewing classes. These classes are taught in Spanish and
are not limited in any way, as to who
participate. Word-of-mouth by current and former participants is a
major form of promoting our classes. At this time, we
have waiting lists for
all classes. For those who can not afford classroom costs, which
includes the use of
sewing machines and materials, we offer full grants. These
grants are obtained through donations and sales of
tickets for the bi-annual drawing for a hand/machine-quilted quilt. We
eventually want to be able
to offer "in-kind, micro-loans" to women who want to start their own
During these classes, we are also giving basic information on health,
nutrition, social issues, and basic family finance. All services are
volunteers from within the community and a Peace Corps volunteer.
exhibition 2nd Exhibition Boquete Bazaar Christmas Bazaar
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