Sunday, November 13, 2011
Take a look at the items on the counter. To you it may look like a handful of pocket composition books, some tools and a bunch of jewelry. To my students it looks like the start of new business opportunities. The composition notebooks will be sold to other students who have never had the chance to have a notebook. The jewelry on the counter will be sold and the money will be used to support the manufacture of the leather goods.
The little tools that you see on the counter are the tools for leather craft. I’ve ordered more tools and hopefully they will arrive in short order. The 4:00 students have put together a business plan to design and make leather wallets, change purses, book covers and all things leather. They will be making the items for the next few months, when I return to Haiti I'll bring the wallets back with me, so keep watching my blog and you will see the items for sale. They will be of original design and each student’s logo will be on each item. I expect you will see their individual personalities in the designs they present for your consideration. If you have request, please let me know and I’ll pass on the information to the students.
I would like to say a special thank you to a several people who have supplied money to begin this venture, without you, this would have been impossible. Please join me and pray for their success. Keep watching and buy their handiwork. It will be great to own one of their first works of art!