San Lorenzo is a very poor area with little work. Dusty earth roads are a quagmire during periods of rain. Some roads are on an incline so that deep ruts are formed, subsequently setting rock hard making the movement of vehicles extremely difficult…
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“Wonderful, fantastic, brilliant and any other superlatives you can think of are how it felt to be able to show ladies from a shanty town called San Lorenzo how to make garments for themselves and their children. The look of sheer ecstasy on their faces was amazing as they learnt and completed the task. In the end several pairs of trousers were made. One elderly lady looked resplendent in a pink suit (jacket and skirt). Her daughter and granddaughter had made trousers and inserted a zip. Children and adults made scarves.
In Paraguay nothing is wasted and scraps were tied together with string to make dusters.
This has been an amazing experience.
Thank you God, for giving me this opportunity.”
Moira Lindsay, From St.Saviour, Church of Ireland, Co.Armagh.