A Visit from USA and Canada…

Interesting day spent with a group of overseas volunteers who listened to all our stories, saw our new volunteers’ flat, and walked the streets with us handing out food and praying for people. Wildly inspired by a Canadian lady, Tina, who not only showed me how to use the sewing machine we have been given for our Inner City work(!), but also demonstrated how to use a plastic cool drink packet to make a very unique and completely recycled wallet. She also makes other bags of various kinds using these unrecyclable materials, which 2 schools and many friends collect for her…

This led to me experimenting with a denim bag for Rachel and a wallet for Daniel, which I  machine-sewed from fabric offcuts…which got me thinking how easy it would be to teach these skills to others in the area, women and children alike, to make similar saleable items. This really “kills 3 birds with one stone”:

  • environmental recycling,
  • skills development and
  • job creation… 
  • PLUS we could do a recycling drive at our building/other buildings, thereby EDUCATING people towards recycling their waste…!!

Team visiting us in our flat…

 

Praying on the streets with the team…

 

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