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.
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!