July 2017 Current Needs

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our current ministry needs!

The following are specific needs that are not currently being met by our student sponsorships. We'll update this list each month as our needs change.

  • Sponsor a teacher
  • Give toward cleaning, supplies & repairs
  • Give towards classroom rent

Will you consider a one-time or monthly donation to meet one of these needs? Your gift will help our students continue learning how to sew so they can provide for themselves and their families.

Haitians Teaching Haitians

We had a special guest last week!

Johnson, a student in our Port-de-Paix sewing class, traveled 3 hours by moto to teach the ladies in our Mole St. Nicolas class how to make this purse. He had never seen or made this purse before. I just gave him a sample purse and he drew the pattern on the board, and taught the class step by step how to make it...and he did an awesome job!

Our goal is for both classes to make bags and purses like these that we can sell in Haiti and the U.S to help support the sewing programs.

By the way, Johnson needs a sponsor! Who'd like to step up and sponsor this super talented young man? https://www.haiti323project.org/sponsorship

 Another fun fact - he also made the jeans he's wearing in this pic!

Mole St. Nicolas Fashion Show - June 2017

We held a fun fashion show on Tuesday, June 20 to showcase the awesome progress our sewing students are making. The ladies had a blast, and really got into it!

Emma Fowler, one of NWHCM's summer interns, is a dancer and she was a huge blessing in pulling this off. She picked the perfect songs and showed the ladies how to walk the runway. We held two practices, one the day before with just the ladies, and then one the day of for both the ladies and the orphan girls. Each student walked the runway with a girl who was wearing a dress that they made. The ladies just laughed and laughed during our practices.

Jody Castillo, NWHCM's Director, was our DJ and she enthusiastically announced each pair as they walked the runway. The crowd consisted of mission staff, volunteer teams, and even some of our students' family and friends.

This was our first time doing a fashion show and it was a HUGE success! The students loved it, the crowd loved it, and it was a fun way to show off all of the beautiful clothes our students have made!