In this post I wrote about when Samunnat was contacted by Paulette Walther of Kazuri West about selling loose beads. We were hesitant, to say the least, but were totally won over by Paulette’s patience, transparency, clarity, and commitment to the well being of the ladies.
The reality was…I was terrified. We’d had our fingers well and truly burnt in the past and I did not feel anywhere near up to the step that was looming ahead. Paulette’s compassion, coupled with our experience that courage wasn’t not feeling scared but about feeling scared and still doing what needed to be done, meant that we did take that next step. Albeit falteringly. And the rest, as they say, is history. Nearly two years later, the bulk of the ladies’ income, and our capacity to provide legal services, counselling, emergency support and income generation training comes from the money we make from the sale of loose beads. We love her.
And now, Paulette has established her presence on Facebook! To celebrate, she’s running a wonderful contest where all you have to do is LIKE the new page and make a comment. For this, you are in the running to win one of three prizes:
Helen Breil’s new e-book;
Cynthia Tinapple’s Extruder Disc set; or
5 Samunnat Nepal beads!!!
Hope over to the Facebook page and LIKE and comment and we will have our fingers crossed for you. Doing this means you are helping us. Tell your friends about the new Facebook page and check in regularly to learn about projects to use our beads, new products, exciting contests and lots more!
The bottom line is that the more beads we sell, the more we can do at Samunnat Nepal.