Originally Posted by Fishspearit
It just seems that once a pattern was made, it would be easy for someone with sewing skills/equipment/contacts in third world sweatshop/canvas shop to resell covers in bulk for the common RIBs that are being used.
Wot about 3rd world Hiv / Aids orphans?
Not a sweatshop (as far as I know!) - and the orphanage is not also a factory!
But the carers of each "family group" are also involved with handicraft / sewing activities and the products are commercially sold (in Europe
and Oz), albeit small scale (they ain't Nike!).
The idea is that (apart from providing additional earnings / occupation / self worth for the carers - also HIV+) that as the kids
get older some can learn skills for later employment
/ self employment
(both the sewing / related stuff and no doubt the small business skills).....of course some will go onto more school
This end of the Orphanage is still a developing area - when the Orphanage was set up a few years back the kids
reaching an age where they had to worry about later employment was not an issue.........so presently still a learning
curve for all involved....as some of the kids now start to hit the teenage years......
Not exactly set up online to buy RIB
.....but if someone was looking for a small scale producer / supplier in the 3rd world to build a relationship with, that would probably be more reliable than most (even if not the dirt cheapest).....then maybe
worth having a chat / then a visit.
Might seem a bit strange even thinking about trying to make money
from an Orphanage
- but IMO a profitable bizness (for both sides) is long term sustainable......"give a man a net etc etc".
Otherwise, just send them some money
Of course I don't
speak for them etc etc.