This is an appeal, not for me, but for a worthy group of women in
Mexico who are learning to make jewelry and lifting themselves and
their families out of poverty.
I want to thank the Orchid members to responded for my original
appeal for used tools. I'm tardy in my thanks, but that doesn't
diminish how much I appreciate the goodies that were sent. Bless
I just returned from visiting Laura and her girls outside Amacuzac,
You should know that they have a very tidy and hard working workshop
with 8 girls and Pedro, their handyman and all around go-to fella.
They have been able to do a lot without many resources, and Laura
has definitely had a calling for this.
I recently put together a website for them and you should check it
out (it's still rough, but it's my first attempt). Right now, their
biggest sellers are metal shapes and blanks in copper, brass, nickel
silver, gunmetal, etc. and may be of interest to some Orchid
Their next big goal is to purchase a used VW bug because they are
starting to have more shipments (they have to drive 1/2 hour to a
post office) and supplier pickups. You know how it is when you start
to grow and your working capital is stretched. If any of you are so
inclined, you can purchase a share of the VW for the workshop for
only $25. Go to http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7z8c
Again, thanks so much for your help,