News, 28 Jan 2021Make 2021 A Year Of Positive Change!

Let me help you overcome three of your possible challenges!

Challenge # 1.  You believed social media posts when they said that knitting would be a way to relieve your stress during quarantines and lockdowns.  Then found out you hate knitting.  Now you have enough yarn to make 5 seaters, 4 scarves and 3 hats and no inclination to use it.

Challenge # 2. On January 1st, you resolved to declutter your living space, BUT you’re a crafter and all crafters have a stash of materials.  What do you do with yarn that you need to get rid of to free up space?

Challenge # 3.  You sincerely want to help people but don’t know where to start.

Donating is the solution!

Please donate to “Sewing For Living”, a project sponsored by Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset, (RCBUS) which is teaching local women to sew and crochet.

Why it is so important for local women? Balinese women have always had multiple jobs: take care children and family, dong all the housework, providing help to the community, and assisting at temple and cultural events, among other duties.  Many of these women are marginalized: they have no rights to any family assets and go to their husband’s village upon marriage. If they try to separate from their husband, the original family will not take them back, leaving them with no livelihood. It is important for women to make their own money, not only for their self-esteem, but to enable each of them to support her entire family. This is especially true right now as 85% of Bali’s economy relies on tourism and international tourists have not been allowed in Bali since April, 2020.  Yes, many families are facing an existence with no income.

Please help these women.

Rid yourself of that yarn in your crafter’s stash that you’ll never use.  Or go out and purchase yarn on sale or from a thrift or secondhand store.  Send these materials to:

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

C/O

Marion Hook

Jiwa House

Jalan Sandat No. 9

Ubud, Bali 80571

Indonesia

 

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset and I can guarantee that the women in the classes receive your donations.  They will create saleable items from it which will be marketed in a worldwide network.  We’ll document your donation and the shipping costs and email you a receipt when you include your email address in the package.

 

Please spread the word about this endeavor to friends, relatives, social media, churches, organizations – anyone you think might help.

 

Mission of your donation: You might just save a life!

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