July’s Main Box

Item #1
Delicate and Dainty Zuri Necklace made in Kenya by the women of Back to Africa, Retail price is $30.This necklace provided jobs for pottery artisans and paper bead artisans

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July’s Item #2
Trendy Handmade Wallet with stitched embellishment by Three Cords in Haiti, Retails fro $18. This wallet provided jobs for seamstresses and stitchers. Here is a story from one of the women..

Guerline is 22 years old. She’s a seamstress at Three Cords in Haiti. Her story, her faith, and her work are incredibly inspiring and an amazing example of the Lord;s redemption and restoration. In the earthquake of 2010, Guerline lost her arm when a wall fell upon her. This event was extremely difficult for her, as she was forced to relearn basic tasks such as buttoning her shirt or doing her hair. In addition, amputee victims are often viewed as outcast in Haitian culture, so lacking her arm led to much ridicule from others. In 2015, she was fitted for a prosthetic arm. Guerline was absolutely overjoyed to receive her arm, and it has been amazing seeing her thankfulness, faith, and joy every day. Guerline loves working at Three Cords because she has experienced a lot of hope for working with other women who are able to relate to her situation. she did the hand stitching that embellishes your (more than 1600 for our July box!) wallet using her good arm to stabilize the product and her teeth to pull the stitches through.