Thursday, July 9, 2015

Handcraft workshops have begun

Sue wrote yesterday that Toliara “
looked remarkably prosperous after the villages we travelled through”.    She is absolutely correct – but what a reflection of the extreme poverty in those villages.
Sue’s handcraft workshops began an hour ago.    One, two or three ladies have come from each of the outlying multi-church parishes that make up the Diocese of Toliara, with several from the Cathedral and Toliara.  
Many have travelled up to four days to reach here, and are dressed in their best clothes for such a major event.  We long for them to go well, and that the women attending them will be able build upon what they learn so that they can produce items readily-saleable in the US.   This would be one small step to ameliorate the poverty.
Go Sue!


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