Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fabric Friends...

Due to the size of the recent Red Cross order, we have had to arrange the purchase of more than 60 meters of PUL fabric (from Green Beans Australia).
I asked around friends  to see if we could find some friendly fabric carriers!
Thankfully, I have been able to send parcels to 4 different travellers, who will all carry it here over the next 3-4 weeks.
One of these travelers is Pam who will be coming to stay with us next Friday.  She is bringing some sample items and some supplies to teach the women at Belekria some new sewing techniques.  This will be very exciting for the women, and as we have started 3 new women we will be able to share the training with all of them.

I have also experimented with a small order to be posted directly to we shall wait and see if that option is working.

When I had printed out the 4 separate orders, I added up the meterage and realised I over ordered a little - maybe 10-15m more than i needed.  However i quickly reassured myself that we would use it up sometime....
Well an hour ago (about an hour after i had placed the last 2 orders and noticed the extra meterage) I received a phone call from a lady working at CARE.  She wants to visit Belekria tomorrow morning to discuss pads!  YAY a second NGO prepared to distribute modern cloth pads.

Im wondering if the extra sewers may be working for more than the planned 1 month :)

Monday, April 14, 2014


Belekria has been asked to produce 1800 pads for the red cross to distribute.

""""HA--LLE--LU--JAH!!"""  Can you hear the bells ringing?

Not only will Belekria get a decent income for a month or 2, but we will also be doubling the staff for a month (spread the love around), AND, most importantly hundreds and hundreds of women will recieve a cloth pad that will save them money and shame for up to 5 years!

It just makes me want to sing......................
""""HA--LLE--LU--JAH!!""" ""HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HA=--LLE-------LU------JAH!!"

This is why I started Belekria.