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    Day 35

    Sewing Our Way to Success

    Food is related to so many aspects of our lives, not the least of which is income. So, when trying to tackle the problem of food security, it’s important to provide support on multiple levels.

    Today, we spent the day working in the community surrounding the Juru Greenhouse, looking for ways to help make the surrounding community more food secure. We decided to focus on supporting wages. Although growing the food itself is the first step, it’s also important that the local community be able to pay for it.

    So, we decided to support a women’s sewing cooperative. This group of approximately 20 women already knew how to sew, but they didn’t have the equipment to run the type of business they wanted to. We remedied this by bringing the group four sewing machines!

    One of the women in the group, Maria, spoke with us about the impact these machines would have.“I had no hope of getting a sewing machine to support myself as girl. Now, I will be able to earn living and also train others.”

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