August 08, 2012
Doña Alicia lives in Tecpan, Guatemala with her children. She grows tomatoes and oyster mushrooms in her small greenhouse and sells them at the market. In here spare time, she weaves traditional garments to make some extra money. Alicia was looking for some capital to buy some additional compost and seeds which will help her expand her small greenhouse and increase her production over time. With help from the Mission Belt Co and others she is buying more seeds and compost to increase her production so she can expand her greenhouse and give her family a better life.
Doña Alicia works hard to support her family. She wants her kids to have more opportunities than she had and her ingenuity and effort is paying off. The Mission Belt Co was only too eager to support Doña Alicia in her business endeavor. Doña Alicia's project is the exact kind of project the Mission Belt Co is interested in. This is really a hand up and not a hand out. Doña Alicia will be able to feed her family better and at the same time sustain the growth benefits of a larger and healthier greenhouse.
This project fits the Mission Belt philosophy i.e. If you give a man a fish he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish he can eat everyday. That sums up our philosophy and it works. Some of the core concepts behind our fight against global hunger and poverty are:
We thank everyone that is buying Mission Belts. A DOLLAR from every Mission Slide Belt goes to help hungry families become self-sufficient, families like the family of Doña Alicia in Guatemala. We know that it makes a difference in their lives and we are committed to making a big difference. Thanks again for being a part of "the Mission".
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