Bead and Basket Making Classes Provide Valuable Skills for Women

There are a few buildings on Nehemiah’s campus that I walk by everyday even though I am unaware of their purposes.  The building in the picture below is a good example.  Today I found out that a lot of great things from the women of Haiti happen inside it.women's class building 3 This is Tina Bergen (pictured left).  She leads Tuesday classes for both bead-making and basket-making which are available to women who are, namely, residents of the village Chambrun, but NVM staff members are also welcome.  Tina has been working at NVM for five months and began the bead-making class two weeks ago.  Working alongside Tina is Regine Orange (pictured right) who translates between the women and Tina. Regine Tina 1 Women in either of these classes not only learn valuable skills that can help economically empower them for a future of crafting products, but they are also paid by Nehemiah for each product (whether it be a necklace, bracelet, basket, etc.) they make.  These products are then sold in the Project Hope Gift Shop at NVM (pictured below).

Gift Shop

Please pray for these women and their families, and pray that the result of these classes are fruitful!

Women are also free to bring their children to either sleep or play with one of Tina's two daughters!
These women are using clay balls to form beads, each with a different color.
Women are also free to bring their children to either sleep or play with one of Tina’s two daughters!
Today the basket making class had extra help from the Onaville Campus pastor's wife join them.
Today the basket making class had extra help from the Onaville Campus pastor’s wife who joined them.

These women will have a graduation for their class in August, so be sure to look out for more updates on this!

 

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