Together, we aim to ensure that parents or caregivers have a job and that this ensures them livelihood and financial independence. Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Decent Work and Economic Growth. This point represents the third and final phase of Teach How to Fish Project with families. The Project intends to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and people with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value, by encouraging education and training. Obviously, it also intends to end modern slavery and trafficking and ensure the prohibition and elimination of child labour. Crafts, for example, are always something desired by tourists and visitors, and usually done outside of the big centers and by the neediest people. We believe that what will make the difference can often go through the adjustment in the process of creation and production, creating different models of easy transport.
In this case, Kosal, our friend and tuk-tuk driver in the last 2 missions, and his wife had a baby. With a small boy to take care she was not able to work out and no one to leave the baby. We suggest to them that if they can accept the challenge, we can buy the supplies to make some bracelets and this way she can work at home helping in the family income and Kosal can sell it to tourists in his tuk-tuk.
So in August 2018 we took him to the shop, negociate all the materials, and our challenge was that if she did the first bracelets we will buy 50 for 1$ each, and discount from the first investment and donation (around 25$). And she did it!
Surprised?! At the end of that mission, we bought them more than 50 because all the other volunteers wanted too! In January as the business was running well we invested also in the tuk-tuk communication not only to the bracelets but to his work as a driver. Just to let you know I had an order of more 150$ bracelets to bring to Portugal so my friends can give to other friends!
It’s always giving that we receive most! Follow us on the next mission, early August 2019!
Thank you so much for everyone that allowed us to make everything possible on each mission.
See you when you see me! 🙂