Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy birthday, Federica!

The woman who embroidered this coverlet received a training on embroidering and quilting from one of our projects. Once she completed the training, she applied and got a loan from one of the microfinance facilities set-up under the project to start-up her own business.

Today her business is flourishing: she sends and sells her products to the provincial capital, she provides training to dozens of young women who want to initiate a similar activity, and - once the trainees have completed their training - she buys and sells their products.

And, considering how much she asked me for this coverlet, she is certainly out of poverty now…

Anyway, with a little bit of delay: happy birthday, Federica!

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