I volunteered to teach at this school in Belize for 3 weeks in
January… They changed my world in ways I can’t describe. posting
this to see if I can help them out. You can email me directly if you
rather keep this off list.
Most of you know that I have been working on a craft training
project in the small poor Maya village of Indian Church in
Belize. We are on the verge of receiving a small grant to
purchase some tools and equipment for this project, however the
grant funds come from the Caribbean Development Bank and we
must purchase all supplies from a country that is a member of
this organization (not the USA). We have been requested to
list 3 possible companies to purchase from for each item on our
list (an overwhelming task for the residents of this village,
many of whom are illiterate–this is even challenging for me!).
Our purchase list includes supplies and equipment for jewelry
and metalwork, ceramics, needleworking (including fabric
painting, screenprinting, sewing and embroidery), woodcarving
and children’s craft projects.
If you can provide the names of any companies who might supply
any of the above items, including their contact
I’d sure appreciate it. Our deadline is next week! These are
the countries we can purchase from:
Columbia Mexico Venezuela Canada China Germany Italy United Kingdom (also 17 British Caribbean Islands)
Thank you! Karen Pierce