Both sewing programs make purses that we sell in the United States. Students are paid a commission for each purse they make, and the proceeds are invested back into the sewing programs. We use "duck cloth" for the outside of the purses (purchased in the U.S.), and we purchase the inside purse fabric in Haiti, because it's more cost-effective to purchase that in Haiti.
Purse fabric and accessory donations (both monetary and in-kind) have double the impact, because when we don't have to purchase these items, more proceeds from the purse sales can be invested back into the sewing programs. It's a win-win for everyone!
Interested in making an in-kind donation? Check out our donation page.