Today we met with the woman’s sewing co-op. On my last trip, we offered to pay for three modern sewing machines, modern means motorized sewing machines. Within six month of having the machines, the co-op members not only make enough money to feed their families but they have also started a savings account and are able to put in $20/ month to buy more sewing machines. $20 may not sound like much but its HUGE. In Rwanda the average workers salary is $50/month. Many of their sewing projects are children’s school uniforms and book bags. On this trip we brought along a bunch of Simplicity sewing pattens to inspire them to branch into the craft market. Thank you Niyitegeka Patient for coordinating the visit and purchasing the sewing machines.