I am a California girl, born and raised. A few years ago I decided to move to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I have always loved to travel, but this has been one of the best experiences of my life. The beauty, culture, and generosity of spirit of the Mexican people have enhanced my life in immeasurable ways.
In 2015, I learned about a great non-profit coming to a small town near Vallarta. Sewing Seeds International trains, mentors and empowers underprivileged women in various parts of the world by providing sewing training programs. Women who go through the program not only earn money for the work they do while learning, they come away with a marketable skill and a means to support themselves and their families for the long term.
I knew I wanted to get involved with this great organization but was unsure of how best to help. What they needed were sewing projects from the local community, but I know nothing about fashion or making clothing. (I consider it a good fashion day for myself if both socks match!) So I did what I always do when I need to figure things out – I went for a long drive in my VW Kombi. On my drive, I realized I know about two things really well and they both make me extremely happy: camping and VW Kombis. I knew that my best shot of coming up with a sewing project for the school was to combine these things …...And so KOMBI KABINS was born!
To find out more about Sewing Seeds International, get involved, or make a donation please follow this link: http://www.sewingseedscanada.com/