A good, good day…

To paraphrase the Black Eyed Peas’ hit song…

“We had a feeling… that today would be a good day… that today would be a good, good, good, good day.”

And it certainly was!

The Santa Elena Sustainable Development project received a grant from the Merida International Women’s Club and thanks to these funds, the group is now the proud owner of an industrial sewing machine.

This strong “work horse” will allow the ladies to increase their productivity by quite a margin. They were so excited as were those of us who watched the scene unfold.

 Our group received wonder ful service from the Singer Center “La Gran Puntada” Pedro Perez from the store in Merida drove the machine 100 kms to Santa Elena, installed it and showed Rosa and the other ladies how to use it.  







 Beth and Theresa watch happily as 

Rosa shows everyone what a quick study she is! 

                                                                                                                                                                                      We were all impressed!  






     Members of the IWC, Tonia and Mary and President Harriet with some of the other    Santa Elena Sustainable Development Project participants 








The mayor of Santa Elena sent a representative and restaurant owner

Valerie    Pickles also came to support the womens’ efforts                                                                                                                                      


 Project leaders Abel and Rosa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The icing on the cake was our lovely meal at “The Pickled Onion” 

Yes it was a good, good day!                                                                                                                                                                                                    



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4 responses to “A good, good day…

  1. Mary E. Moore

    Yes, it was a good day indeed, Joanna. I was so happy to be there and look forward to helping with the project in whatever way I can. I love my new Santa Elena bolsa!!

  2. Congratulations on making this happen. I remember when you started talking about this project, it seemed so far-fetched… a dream. And, now your dream has come true! Yes, it’s a good day in the lives of the Sta. Elena people and the ladies who were instrumental in making it happen. Hats off to all of you!

    • Thanks Judy! As you well know, through your involvement with the Telchac Education project, community service is one of the BEST ways to learn about the culture here. It is so gratifying to see people learn and embrace life.

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