Pictured here are the staff and some of the artisans with whom we will be working in January and February 2008 at Reaching Out in Hoi An. The founder of the organization is Mr. Binh, seated in the wheelchair in the center of the photograph.
We have not met any of these folks, other than those who were in the store when we visited in March. Little did we know that three months later, we would be signed on as volunteers and very excited about another journey to Vietnam.
Elaine is now working on a project for Mr. Binh, endeavouring to find retail partners for their beautiful crafts here in Canada and researching Fair Trade agreements.