\”We\’re teaching them you can\’t be in a business and keep 100% of the profit,\” she said. \”The women are happy to give back.\”
The idea for Bead Blessings came to Fletcher during a mission trip she took last March to Haiti. While there, she saw several women alongside the road with their jewelry on display.
\”They were hoping to sell just one thing so they could feed their families. I thought to myself there had to be a better way.\”
Fletcher worked with the pastor of Friends of Christ Church, Mioche Rock, to get Bead Blessings off the ground. She has been sending bead materials to Haiti since July. In October, she returned to Haiti to give a four-day seminar to the women about uniformity in size and color of beads and how the jewelry is promoted in the United States. She also discussed how the U.S. has seasons and different occasions and opportunities for sales. via – The Journal-News