A Nice Success Story--Jewelry of Afghanistan Update

28 Dec 2012 11:46 AM | Anonymous

For those of you who attended the meeting in February 2010 General Meeting which featured Bonita Chamberlin of the Inside Afghanistan --Afghan Jewelry Project........a nice success story.

Here is an update on the project:

                Small Beginning . . . . . Great Success

To help the Afghan people earn an income and a means of support, in 2002 I brought over used tools and equipment for the purpose of the Afghans learning how to make jewelry. Then in 2003, I established the non-profit Inside Afghanistan project to inform through presentations, as well as sell jewelry with gemstones and silver mined by the men, then designed and handcrafted by the women. Since then $1,500,000 has been sent back to the village in Afghanistan. This income-generating project has succeeded beyond my highest expectations and now no longer needs my direct involvement.

The win-win success is that the Afghans have taken their business worldwide, continuing to grow the jewelry project and prosper.   Many of you may have perhaps seen the traveling show at Costco –well, the Afghans themselves arranged that lucrative contract and are now looking to QVC!  Bonita is currently selling off her jewelry inventory and looking to her next project.

For more info:           http://www.insideafghanistan.org/

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