Thursday, December 8, 2011

More Holiday Christmas Tamale Food Baskets needed!

We now have 523 tamale baskets to distribute to the families here.
We are hoping that there will be lots more coming in but it certainly is a lot slower than last year.
If you would like to give a Tamale basket to your student, to an orphan or to a family in need please know that it will be greatly appreciated.
I had a tuk tuk driver ask me when we would be distributing the baskets.  I told him the date and I was just about to tell him that we would not have any extra when he surprised me by saying "thats good...there will be lots of work for us".... and I realized that the Tamale baskets give a lot more than a much needed basket of food for the family, it provides income to the people that we buy the fruit, the vegs. and all the goods, it gives work to the tuk tuk drivers who give rides to the people who are lucky enough to receive a basket.....they are heavy to carry and people usually have to take a tuk tuk with them. They even give income to the people who set up stalls outside the house....we always have an ice cream vendor come, ringing his bell, we have two sponsored mothers who always bring little stalls of food to sell and then the local store always does a good business when the people in the line go past their door.
Please spread the word about the tamale baskets ....they are really needed by so many families.
Sharon Smart-Poage
registered 501.(c).(3) Non Profit Charity

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