Some of the training that Nikeshala do at NewUse is to learn how to plan and perform purchase, quality control, get fair prices, compare prices and receive the correct bills and documents for the accountant.

The bags that Nikeshala has been designing and making out of used rice- and chillibags are very popular in our NewUse shop. In fact we have already sold so many that we have been very busy trying to make enough of them. We therefore contacted another charity foundation here in the area to ask if they could help us to produce some more for the upcoming high season. After receiving samples of five different bags, Nikeshala did the quality control. We went to Manacare to place the order. Nikeshala went through the changes that have to be done and she was proud of doing this work by herself.

 Nikeshala (in the middle) presenting her own design to the people working at Manacare Foundation.

Nikeshala (in the middle) presenting her own design to the people working at Manacare Foundation.

The Manacare Foundation in Telewatta, has since 1994 provided help and support to those most in need across the world. In their "Hopes and dreams village" 20 minutes from Hikkaduwa town, they do a lot of needed work. They offer physiotherapy, a Montessori school, houses for people in a difficult life situation and much more. The project aims to be self-sustaining. One of the main ways Manacare supports their projects is through handicrafts workshop. Among other things they have employed women from the village nearby that are sewing high quality items.

NewUse Organization contacted Manacare and their founder, Joy Butler Markham, and we are happy to place our orders from this talented crew. It feels good to support other charities that we know need the income.

Looking forward to working with you in the future, Manacare!

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