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Launch Women in Micro-Enterprise and Provide a Gift of Mercy

Launch Women in Micro-Enterprise and Provide a Gift of Mercy

Platanillo, San Jose, Costa Rica
$1,760
Amount Raised
Icon-funded Funding Successful! This project was successfully funded on January 08, 2013

A gift a mercy for 1 and the gift of opportunity for another


Your $40 donation contracts one woman to create a handmade quilt from materials provided by Mercy Covers for an orphan or trafficking survivor. $40 provides materials, skills training, income and the opportunity to create handmade items for our shop.


Furnishing Our Work Space
To purchase 3 sewing tables and 1 cutting tables, an iron, and plastic storage bins for materials
$300

Quilt Contracts
Cover 18 orphans and 18 trafficking survivors while providing 36 women meaningful work. 2
$1,360

Materials
Our quilt materials will be recycled clothes and shirts, but we need thread and other sewing notions
$100

Total Funding Needed:
$1,760
Your $40 donation contracts one of our cooperative members to create a handmade recycled t-shirt quilt from materials provided by Mercy Covers for an orphan or trafficking survivor. When the quilt is completed, the co-operative member receives payment for her work, as well as a start up kit, supplies and training in producing beaded rosaries and jewelry items which can be sold in our online shop as well as locally.
This is the first step of five in putting the woman on her way to full-fledged micro-enterprise by providing skills training, materials, work space, education and discipleship and a marketplace for her handiwork.
With an ever-increasing cost of living and little work opportunity outside the home for women in this rural area of Costa Rica, this income and skills training offer her an opportunity to better her own life as well as that of her children and other family members, as well as experiencing the joy of spreading love to another.
In addition, the cooperative will invite women living in the Cabecar indigneous reserve, the region of Costa Rica with the highest poverty rate, to take part in the work of the cooperative by using their cultural beading skills to decorate the bags in which our products will be delivered.
Mercy Covers creates a circle of giving, opportunity and relationship that can easily impact the lives of hundreds with your help! 

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  • $1,760 Funding Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
  • 200 Lives Impacted
  • Funded Jan 08, 2013

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by St. Bryce Missions Platanillo, San Jose, Costa Rica Opportunity

Your $40 donation contracts one woman to create a handmade quilt from materials provided by Mercy Covers for an orphan or trafficking survivor. $40...

$1,760 Amount Raised
  • $1,760 Funding Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
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