The Sowers of Jireh. A friend of mine introduced me to the group a little while ago. She brought in some of their amazing products and told the story of how they began and the work they are doing.
The Sowers of Jireh began October 2011 in San Vicente, El Salvador by a group of determined young Calgarians. It started with a dream of starting a sewing centre where women could come and learn a skill, or use one they already had. This in turn would help them support their families. Even more, it would give them hope, confidence and a chance at a better life.
Is Sowers a misprint? Nope. Just a play on words. Jesus tells a story about a sower in the Bible. As he sowed his seeds, some fell on rocks, some fell in the ditch, some among thorns and some in rich fertile soil. We, like the sower, are trying to plant and cultivate ideas, dreams and skills among some impoverished people in El Salvador so that they can grow and flourish.
They have some terrific products on their website like their quilts, bracelets, silk screen items and some fun coasters. You can even design your own quilt. They give you plenty of customization options with their products. You can even design your own shirt to silk screen.
Please check them out. They are making some great things and doing some amazing work.