Project Self sufficiency – Philippines

Hello. My name is Bud Brown. I am a retired California Public Schools teacher. I love traveling and in my travels I have noticed that there are many in this world that are not as fortunate as I am and I’ve begun to experience the joy of helping them. I realize that throwing money at a situation is not the best way to help. But giving people a way, or tools, that they can use, will really help them in the long run. I really believe the saying that “if you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.”

Just today, August 12, 2012 I started “Project Self Sufficiency” that, hopefully, will bring in funds to supply the poverty stricken neighborhood where I live with the means to elevate their standard of living. I want to supply small fishing boats to the men and treadle sewing machines to the women of this village. This will give them a means to earn money, provide food and clothing to their families.

Please go here to learn more about this project.

UPDATE: 09/01/12

Yay! We have enough funds for one treadle sewing machine($200) and I hope we will be getting more contributions before the campaign ends in ten days. But I am excited to be able to present this sewing machine to one of the ladies in our village.  I’ll be posting photos and videos so be sure to bookmark and return!

2 Responses to Project Self sufficiency – Philippines

  1. Umm Aziza Jamila says:

    Bright blessings to you,

    I have been reading about your project and find it a wonderful thing to create and do.
    My husband and I are moving to Cebu, in the fall.
    I am also a retired teacher and holistic healer, massage therapist, reiki master. I would love to assist in this project in some small way.
    Please keep me posted about what is happening.
    May you be blessed for the good things you do.

    Love, light and laughter,
    Umm Aziza Jamila

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