Women’s Sewing Ministry
In 2011, in partnership with a volunteer from Maryland, MHH purchased several treadle sewing machines and a sewing ministry was begun in Furcy. Currently, under the guidance of a local tailor, a group of women meet weekly to learn to sew, knit, and crochet. Items are made for personal use, for sale in the community, and are brought back to the U.S. for sale at mission fairs. Local technicians from UMCOR have provided basic business training for the women.
F.A.I.T.H. Doll Project
Wishing to create a more sustainable contribution for Furcy, members of New Hope UMC from Brunswick, MD, began the first endeavor of the FAITH project — "Furcy Artisans Inspired To Hope." Local women crochet dolls which are then sent to the US to be filled with batting and sold at mission fairs.