my life songs

the last step
July 28, 2011, 5:38 pm
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it’s been a year.  a year of trial and error.  a year of hoping and praying that things would work out.  we’ve managed, but we’ve never quite been able to stay on top.  the art co-op is always just one month away from not being able to pay the women or buy supplies.  and the women still find themselves in debt and unable to pay doctors fees for their family’s illnesses.  it’s all enough to make you feel defeated and want to give up.

rachel just got back from canada this week.  she leaves again in september, which means we have a short amount of time to make things happen.  good news is we haven’t given up, and for the blessing of a few faithful women we still have hope of making a difference.

what’s the next step?

in order for things to move forward we need to be able to write up contacts for all of our women.  this will allow us to move forward with contract based work, making only what we are able to sell, and hopefully no longer loosing money on poorly made products or lost materials.  contracts for 30 people are going to cost us about $1000.

we also need to purchase materials.  there is a shipment of supplies in puerto plata waiting to be picked up that cost about $700 is shipping.  plus, rachel and i still need to make the trip to santiago for beads and the remaining supplies that are purchased here in the country.  bottom line is the art co-op needs a couple thousand dollars.

please help!

you can make donations INTO ALL THE WORLD.  make sure to include on the memo line “for Rachel Sticklee Dominican Republic.”

for mailing in canada:


336 Speedvale Ave W., Unit K
Guelph, Ontario

for mailing in the USA:

c.o BGI
PO Box 702925
Tulsa OK 74170-2925

if for nothing else donate because they’re pretty.


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