The idea for this project came from Emilee, a friend of ours in California. Emilee has a similar activity book at her house which was hers from when she was little. Her little niece absolutely loves coming over to play with it. So we got to talking...what if we could produce these books and create jobs for people in a community in need? Awesome. So we set to work.
Next, we went and talked to the ladies about the project and what would be involved. They were all so excited to get started! Here is our first meeting:
After our adventure in Gamarra, we met back at the church a few days later to start going through our supplies and getting them ready for action. Here, the ladies were experimenting with how to make the hands on the clock for one of the pages.
We hope and pray that this would be not only a way for these women to provide for their families, but also a way that they can learn and grow as women and as professionals. We would appreciate your prayers for these ladies and for this project. We know there will be challenges along the way, but we are convinced that these books will be so worth it.
Hugs from Pachacutec,
Erin and Pepe