Your Sewing Machine Could Change a Life
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
Maria* is sitting in a chair just outside of the door of her bright blue house in the Dominican Republic. A breeze sweeps by as she watches her two young children run up the street heading to school in their three-sizes-too-small school uniforms. She’s in her early thirties, and has been married for a couple of years. But, her husband is away most of the time.
As her kids turn the corner up the road, she heads inside, brushes past their cinderblock wall, and goes to the kitchen. With a sigh, she looks at the empty shelves of the cupboard, and the dwindling fresh fruit on the countertop. She will have to go to the store today, meaning she will have to buy a bus ticket, figure out what she can afford at the store, and buy another bus ticket home.
She sighs again, at the seemingly impossible task for the day.