Showcasing beautifully handcrafted and fairly traded jewelry from the Maya Skills women’s cooperative of Guatemala, the Beads of Hope event set for this Saturday at the Nelson United Church.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and will include a presentation by Julio Cochoy, founder of the cooperative and author of Voices Breaking the Silence of Utitlan. There will also be delicious desserts, refreshments and Jesse Lee on classical guitar.
It promises to be an evening of hope and inspiration where the skills and resilience of the women from the cooperative, the majority of whom are widows are celebrated and affirmed. Such efforts are vital to the well-being of the Maya throughout Guatemala. And it is a wonderful opportunity to find some special Christmas gifts full of meaning.
The Beads of Hope is being put on by the Nelson United Church Caritas and the Selkirk College International Nursing Education committee. Tickets for the night are available at Cotton’s Clothing on Baker Street for $5.