After Singhalese NewYear and Easter, Hikkaduwa is really starting to slow down. It´s time to start to look back on our first season of running the NewUse shop, and it´s been such an amazing experience. The shop has been a success almost from day one, and a lot of new customers everyday. Not to mention over valued regulars, some people come in on a weekly basis to check what is new in :)
Within this very first season, the shop is already making a good profit (more details on the numbers later, after audit is finalised), and we have reached our goal to be a self sustainable organisation. That is great! We have also gained a lot of experience and contacts to make the upcoming season even better. There will be new products, new ideas and a continueing effort to share all that is good about recycling and reusing. As you all know, 100% of the shop profits and cash donations are used for charity projects, so this will do good in a lot of ways.
More details will follow, but for now I just wanted to say thank you to the two girls in charge for the daily work at the shop: Nikeshala (to the left in the picture) and Keshala (to the right). You girls are doing an excellent job! And also Anne Nystad, that helped us out for a month in April. The ones following New Use in Facebook, have seen posts and updates from her as well. Thank you :)
We are also planning to keep the shop open all summer. So if you visit Hikkaduwa over the next months, please come visit! The opening hours will be like this:
- Merete - NewUse