Trip to the big city of Manzini.
Jabulane and Mary came along with us when we went to Manzini with two goals: get the supplies for the Vaseline Project so that the Ladies Group of Maphiveni can start production and to gather enough food to make up 10 food parcels to hand out (each food parcel will feed a family of 4-5 for a month). It was a hot day and we went to several shops to compare the prices for the best deal. We finally found what we needed and headed back.
Ian and Jabulane are bringing the supplies to the khombi.
Jabulane is loading the supplies for the Vaseline Project. This project will provide an income earning option for the ladies of Maphiveni. Often, women here in Swaziland don't have many honest opportunities to earn an income to support their family. It is the desire of Chips to use the readily available resources of Swaziland and to train the women, especially, marketable skills which will empower them and change the course of their family. Quite a bit of the profits will be paid to the ladies, with a portion going to Chips and the remainder going towards purchasing more supplies.
Mineral spirits are used in the production of Vaseline. Unfortunately, Bethusile, the coordinator of the Ladies Group at Maphiveni, is out of town this week and we'll have to wait for her to return to start up the Vaseline Project.
Thanks to your generous support, the Vaseline Project will be able to start helping several women provide for their families and several food parcels will be given to the hungry. If you would like to help with either of these projects/needs you can donate at www.WorldOutreach.org into our account. Please drop us a note to tell us how you want your donation to be applied.
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