Journal - October 2014


October 31 - Wow! You did it!

You helped us raise $6,231 in seed money to launch!

We want to give a shout-out to all the incredible people who gave to our launch campaign so that we could purchase new sewing machines, designer fabrics and supplies to empower moms and create jobs in Africa!

YOU made this happen (along with many other anonymous givers)!

Thanks to are the women trying out our new overlocker sewing machine for the first time! They are thrilled!


Derika Volpi
John & Helen Kim
Raymond Schep
Lauren van Zyl
Madeleine Vlok
Tricia Nygaard
Anne Greve
Clasina Stofberg
Heather Allen
Dan & Tracey Hartley
Troy Kohls
Dean Skaret
Sheree Lahey
Jennifer L Carey
Mary A. Favara
Somer D Krueger
Lori Walling
Steve & Misun Min
Nadine A Bastian
Rochelle Martel
Jennifer Bastian
Sandi King
Tony Hoover

Note: Did you make a donation but don't see your name? Some people opted to give annonymously so we tried to honor that...but please email Julie to let us know if your name is not here!


October 24 - Help us launch

Do you love empowering at-risk moms or helping a small business get started? "Empower a Mom" in Africa! Contribute seed money to help us launch our new home decor product line and create jobs.

Help launch our business to empower moms and contribute now...



Our goal is to raise $5,000 by October 31st! Find out how this will empower moms and create jobs...

Why October 31st? We need to be able to begin creating all our products in November to sell during the holiday season.



Seed money to launch our 2014 “Empower A” product line…

  • 2 new industrial sewing machines (in the past our business has used lower quality, borrowed machines)
  • South African designer fabric (enough to showcase photos of throw pillows and bunting in each of our 8 new color schemes, along with a supply of fabric to get us started on initial orders) 
  • Other miscellaneous supplies (thread, needles, bunting ribbon, pillow fillers, etc.)



We are excited to launch our much anticipated 2014 home decor product line…

Introducing throw pillows and bunting made with fabric from exclusive South African designers...perfect for any living room, bedroom or sitting area!!

Fabric Choices: 8 different colors (with 5 different fabric patterns for each color)


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