This is Achat. He is one of our sewers at PeaceCYCLE. He is super proud of what he does and loves to tell people about it. He is a well versed taylor who makes school uniforms, dresses and suits for weddings, and so much more! Now he has perfected the classic and super totes. These are his favorite items to make, and likely, if you have one, he was the one that put it all together! (he was not so excited initially, when he discovered how hard it is to work with the plastic trash..... but... in time, he became so good at it, that he can make quite a few in a short amount of time!)
Achat, and all of our sewers, use a treadle sewing machine. Without regular or consistent electricity, it is hard to have any electronic devices. In addition to the inconsistency, the electricity is also very expensive. In the US, we pay between 8-12 cents per kilowatt hour. In Haiti, it is 39 cents a kilowatt hour! (and consider the differential in pay scale, and now you're catching on). For this reason, the treadle works at all hours of all days. We have even helped our staff to invest in some solar lights to give them a chance to work even when it is dark.
Today's Challenge: Just take a pause each time you use any device that requires electricity. A computer, dishwasher, light switch. Consider that you have a place to charge your phone, a stereo playing music, or a blender to make a smoothie. Think about the refrigerator in your home that keeps things cool all day long without a glitch in current for even a moment. So many things throughout the day that make our lifestyles possible are completely reliant on electricity at the ready. So many electricity hungry gadgets that bless our daily lives! Even the alarm clock that you want to throw a rock at...... is a blessing! Simply be thankful today for the electricity you have access to and the many many gadgets through your day that utilizes said current.