Great things start small. A Call to Mercy is venturing into a small experiment in the community by employing seamstresses to make clothing that we can then sell at home, putting the profit back into A Call to Mercy’s orphan and vulnerable children’s program. The seamstress makes a fair wage which helps uplift the local economy and CTM will make a profit to funnel back into the program. After getting prices, buying fabric and checking out quality using Carol’s knowledge of sewing, we chose two seamstresses and asked them to make two designs that we brought from home. The seamstress featured here is Grace Fuen. She is 36 years old and has 6 children from age 2-16. Grace has been running her rented shop for 9 years. She has also been going to classes for 5 years. She dropped out of school at age 11 and is just ready to graduate high school, along with her oldest child. We love her drive and desire to learn and work and make a better life for herself and her children. We gave her the first sample trousers at 10:30am with fabric and she had a pair to show us made by 2pm. Then she went to school.