BazaaR

Bazaar= “the place of prices”

Handmade alpaca sweaters made by avid Bolivian weavers are extremely beautiful and expensive! They are sold mainly to tourists.  Bolivia has joined other nations in the effort to ban or restrict used clothing imports in order to protect native industries.   Mr. Morales is from the Aymara culture which considers bad luck to wear someone else’s clothes. The reality is that the majority of people still prefer to visit used-clothes department stores for their affordable prices and textile quality.

Acknowledging that “One person’s trash is another’s treasure” the young people from the Camiri church prepared a Grand Bazaar of used goods and clothes. The most expensive item costed 70 cents. At the end of the sale we came up with $37.  We have in the agenda another sale and I am delighted that the young people are learning to donate to raise funds for church activities, projects and missions. 

 

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  1. Andres,

    I find your story about the Bazaar interesting to me and my church here in San Diego , California, as we (the church – RBCPC) operate a large resale store, that sells used items, such as clothes, toys, houehold items, etc. The money earned is then used to fund our church mission activities. Included in the missions funding is our support for Escuela Chrisitiana Camirini. So praise God for Bazaars and resale shops that further the work of our Lord.

    Stay well my friend,
    Steve Barclay

  2. Great idea! 🙂

  3. Hola Amigo!! wao que bonitas actividades.. me hubiera gustado estar presente…. 🙂

  4. ¡Qué bien, Andrés! Es un buen ejemplo para imitar.
    Saludos.

  5. […] leaders of the young people’s Saturday meetings have done Bazaars (sale of second-hand cloths and different accessories) as a fundraiser activity to help various […]


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