Mikela is a young mother that has become a very proficient seamstress in the classes that we provided last fall and she is excited for more classes this spring. She has a 2 month old baby and it is difficult for her to practice her sewing in the daytime so she comes to the sewing center at night after her baby is asleep and practices sewing.
Her sewing skill is incredible for the short amount of time that she has been sewing but she hopes to improve even more because she knows how valuable a skill it will be for her in her lifetime to be able to earn money with her sewing.
Fair Trade helps all the artisans earn a fair income on their work and Education And More also gives many extra benefits to our artisans. These sewing centers were begun because of generous donors as well as a result of sales of Fair Trade handcrafts from the artisans. Because of the sales of their handcrafts, we are able to give these extra benefits to help educate the artisans in many areas of their lives — business skills, sewing skills, educating their children, better nutrition for the family.