A friend of mine is temporarily living in Ghana while her husband is employed there on a construction project. Her four children are attending a Christian elementary school that lacks many of the resources we take for granted in North America. One great need they have is adequate school desks. These desks can be made and purchased in Ghana.
Instead of just asking for money from the outside, the students were brainstorming about how they could raise money for desks. One Ghanaian girl, aged about twelve, offered her sewing skills for this cause. She will make small purses (with a zipper and strap) for $2 CDN apiece.
|The purse is 14 cm by 8 cm, with a longer shoulder strap|
She is also willing to makes dresses for $15 CDN. Dresses can be made to the size of the girl (length & waist measurements) and according to a preferred colour for the skirt and matching bows (give first and second choice). Based on the design, it appears that the bodice comes only in black.
|Summer dress with skirt going down to the knee|
|Close-up of layered skirt|
|Close-up of bow|
This is where I come in, as an advocate for fair trade and honourably assisting individuals in need. If you would be interested in ordering one of these items, you may contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements about how to exchange the goods and money will be made on an individual basis.