This month we’d like to highlight the rent-savings program of Mowi Beads. This is the time of year when many of our beaders pay their annual rent. As you can imagine, it's hard to pay rent for the entire year at one time. That’s a lot of money at once, and our beaders do not have easy access to financial services. Many families live in a crisis situation on a continual basis in Haiti, so it's hard to put away money when the pressing daily needs are hard to meet in themselves. For these reasons, many of our beaders have asked us to help them save their money each month.
The rent-savings program is completely optional. We save a small portion of their monthly bead payment each month, then pay it back to each beader when his/her rent is due.
Those participating in the savings program form our original 12 ladies are paying their own rent for the fourth year in a row!
That is very exciting to us. Others in the program are just beginning to use the savings option for their own needs. It's just another way Mowi Beads is able to help these hard-working bead makers.
We need your continued support to keep Mowi Beads going. We appreciate your donating and making purchases of Mowi Beads.
Thank you so much for praying and serving with us. Please be in prayer for our board president, Tom Hatten, as he travels to Haiti next month and will be meeting with our program leaders and many of the beades as well.
Love and Blessings in Christ,
Tom and Carolyn Hatten and the Mowi Beads team