About this Mission Project
Deborah's House in Tijuana, Mexico, provides shelter to women and children fleeing severe domestic violence. But when they’re ready to leave, they face a harsh economy that pays less than $1/hour, demands they work 50-60 hours per week, and offers no child care.
Deborah’s House alumni want to create a sewing business they run themselves. The
women will earn a salary three times higher than factory rates which will allow them to spend more time with their young children.
This project will provide fabric & materials, help the women bid on contract jobs and market their products. They have a building and 2 industrial sewing machines, but they need to purchase several dozen more machines.
$250 would buy one sewing machine and all the materials for one family to join the project. $500 pays for 1/10 of the building they’ll be using. They would love to have volunteers who can teach sewing come visit!
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $22,000 in the next year to purchase industrial sewing machines, fabric, and secure use of the building. The purpose is to provide good income for former Deborah’s House residents so they can care for their family. This project will restore dignity to dozens of women.
Cari Ruiz will manage this project with assistance from American Baptist missionaries, Ray and Adalia Schellinger-Gutierrez. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall wellbeing for 40 women and nearly 100 children in the community.
Connect to this Mission Project
• Pray with Ray & Adalia Schellinger and their partners in Tijuana, Mexico that this project will help dozens of women come together and work, finding strength in each other as they learn to live without fear of violence.
• Your donations make this mission project possible.
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