This Way to UpaVim….

We thought we were going to Guatemala City to tour a

soy production plant……we found much more at UPAVIM….

Their building is much bigger than it looks….

It  has a daycare, nursery, school (K-grade 6), an enormous

craft area, sewing area, distribution center, etc….

This is a card that is included on all of the large articles

with the person’s name who made the craft…..

shorter versions of the card are on smaller things….

..have you ever thought of saving these???

Check out what can be done with them…..

What do you do with your empty chip/taco bags……

Be creative….


…or perhaps a handbag/pencil case/or whatever…..

These gals sew 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and everything that has

their name on it and sells,  is their income…..


Baskets made from recycled shopping bags….

Army of angels……these are individually packaged in

little fabric bags….


Nativity sets…..

the Pink Ladies of Hope…..

Judy has a great idea how to market these…..


…this gal does quality control, if it is not good enough

it goes back to the person who made it….

 Everything is organized….

Thread is made from recycled material….


Patterns for the different projects….

This gal cuts out all the patterns for the craft and sewing department…..

The soy project…..will start up again in January when school starts….

We got to sample some chocolate soy milk.

They make strawberry, vanilla, pineapple chocolate, strawberry and

chocolate flavours.  We suggested mint chocolate and they got excited.

The soy project registered with the Department of Health of Guatemala.

Each classroom has 30 students…

They use a program similiar to Letterland to learn their alphabet.

These are the heroines behind this project….

The gal on the right has worked here since it started 12 years ago.

They hope that the soy project will take off well enough that it will be

self-supporting.  At this time the craft and sewing projects are

supplementing the soy project.

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers



~ by LUVSENT on December 30, 2010.

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