The villages that our clients live in are surrounded by beautiful and fertile fields, where abundant crops are grown, primarily for consumption in Guatemala City and abroad.
|Photo of crops taken with my iphone|
(Our budget doesn't allow us to send food to this family monthly.)
My life in the states requires that I jump back into my busy routine quickly when I return from Guatemala, which is why I found myself in a local shop in Kentucky today. My body was with my daughter but my heart was still in Sylvia's kitchen. Humanitarian concerns in Guatemala are not "trendy" in the retail world, so I was surprised to see this purse hanging on the rack.
The price on this item was $50. I have no idea what the #15 means, but I do know that for the cost of this sack purse for sale in Kentucky, Sylvia's children could have eaten for a week in Guatemala.
Sylvia won't see any results of the profit from this retail chain's sales of this item. I would like to think that this popular retail outlet is funding food for Guatemala's families with the sales of this and similar items. If they are, it is not indicated in their store or on their web site.
The extra set of eyes was an unintended edit, but seemed appropriate